Temporary Closure

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Institut français is closed until further notice.

If you have items that are due back, you may hold on to them until we reopen.

Please visit our online platform Culturetheque to access a wide range of digital content for free: http://www.culturetheque.com/

As a member you can also access over 1500 online newspapers and magazines free of charge thanks to our online provider Europresse.

Take care et à bientôt!

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Over 1500 French and international newspapers, for free!

Thanks to our provider Europresse, access 1500 online newspapers and magazines free of charge.

Note: access is available exclusively to members of the Institut Français.

Europresse allows you to stay in touch with French and international current affairs and consult 25 years of archives, in full version and/or in pdf.

To enjoy this service, simply log in with your library log in details. A Europresse link will then appear on top of the page.

Click here to log in


Watch a video explaining how to make the best use of the service:



Culturethèque is the digital platform of the Institut Français. It is an on-line multimedia library offering a wide range of French e-books, audiobooks, lectures, films, documentaries and plays on line.

Note: This service is free and accessible to anyone in the UK! 

Click here to sign up and access it all for free!


Culturethèque is an online platform offering French cultural content such as ebooks, films and audios, carefully selected and accessible from the comfort of your home. The mission statement of this cultural cooperation tool is to present French cultural events happening today in order to promote the presence of the French language online.

Watch our slick presentation video here:

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