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La Médiathèque

La Médiathèque is one of the largest free access French libraries in the UK with extensive collections in French and about France, for all ages and language levels.

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Our Collections

La Médiathèque offers a wide range of multimedia documents for everyone.

The best way to get a sense of the extent of our collection is to browse our catalogue. You are sure to find plenty of treasures to enjoy among the 40,000 items listed!


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Our Spaces

Adult's Library

La Médiathèque is located on the first and second floors of the Institut français and fully accessible. It comprises our collections, flexible study areas, modern rooms as well as our gorgeous Art Déco listed reading room.

Everybody is welcome to read, study and enjoy the unique atmosphere of our premises. Being a member allows you to borrow items and enjoy special benefits.

There are plenty of learning and reading areas, all equipped with free computers access, WIFI and device charging. A digital piano supplied with headphones is also available for free upon reservation at the library reception desk when you visit us. 

Bibliothèque Quentin Blake

Named after its beloved patron Sir Quentin Blake, the Bibliothèque Quentin Blake is a place where children and their families can enjoy reading, playing, learning and making up stories together. The two-floors library boasts original artworks by illustrators including a magnificent mural decoration by Quentin Blake himself.

There are plenty of informal and comfortable reading spaces and often something fun happening!