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Multimedia library


A LIBRARY IS A GUEST ROOM (Tahar Ben Jelloun)

WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY OF THE ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE

The Library welcomes readers in warm and spacious spaces. 255 m2 of comfortable rooms make it a living place of knowledge and discovery.

A large and silent study room allows you to study in a quiet environment. A rest room is at your disposal for watching TV in French, watching a movie, read the press, browse through our large variety of art books or have a quiet chat. Children of course, haven’t been forgotten: equipment to their size has been planned, along with a wide selection of books that are also suitable for beginners of French language.

In addition, the Library offers each and every one to participate throughout the year in cultural activities: storytelling, exhibitions, meetings and conferences, film screenings…

At the heart of the city, the Library of the Alliance Française, including information technologies, is a portal to the culture of the 21st century.

Information, recreation, education, entertainment are the hallmarks of this cultural institution!

STUDYING AND READING MATERIAL

  • Material for learning French, meant to practice and improve your level: textbooks, exercise books, CDs, books, simplified literature..
  • A large choice of general literature and essays in French and English to read on site or to borrow
  • A large choice of books and material for children and teenagers
  • Textbooks for learning French specially designed for children / teenagers
  • A large choice of art books
  • Comics and mangas
  • The daily local press

AUDIOVISUAL

  • DVD: French movies and documentaries to borrow or watch on site (appointment necessary for the latter)
  • DVD: Movies dubbed or subtitled in French, to borrow or watch on site (appointment necessary for the latter)
  • DVD: Other movies, to borrow only.
  • CD Rom about arts and culture, in French, to borrow or watch on site.
  • International French-speaking channel TV5 continuously broadcasted (Complete programs visible on the site TV5.org).

COMPUTER EQUIPMENT

  • Wi-Fi connection
  • 4 connected computers at your disposal, for research and self-learning (list of useful French language sites to be provided soon).

CULTURE AND LEARNING

  • A cine-club each Tuesday evening at 8 pm (Conference Hall)
  • Workshops, Storytelling and other activities (information available at the front desk)
  • The first Monday of each month, a Literary Circle is held.
  • A suggestion box where you can leave your suggestions of all kinds.

AND OF COURSE, WELCOME AND INFORMATION FROM HUSSAYN AND ERIC

OPENING HOURS

  • Tuesday – Saturday: 9:30 am to 8:30 pm
  • Monday: 1:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

SUBSCRIPTION: Card CLUB by AfK

  • Members of "Le Club by Alliance française": Rs. 12,000/- (for one year)

The card CLUB by AfK grants you access to :

  • the multimedia library and its reading room,
  • the cultural activities of Alliance (ciné-club, conferences, artistic events, ...),
  • the cafés and garden.
    More information : Card Club by AfK
  • You must keep your card with you at any time in order to access AfK’s premises.

Photo Credits : Hina Shah

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