Online French Library

Online French Library

Culturethèque is a free French-language online multimedia library, maintained by the Institut Français du Royaume-Uni.

What contemporary French resources are available on Culturethèque?

  • audio books, podcasts, and recordings of lectures held at the Institut français since 1967;
  • over 5,000 e-books: contemporary and classic novels, essays, travel guides and cookbooks, information on studying in France, rare editions from the seventeenth and eighteenth century, and much more;
  • On-demand video of French films and over 500 documentaries on topical issues such as climate change, ecology, immigration and religion.

How can you access the Culturethèque online French library?

Registration and additional information at