1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2


+353 (1) 638 14 43

Monday: closed

Tuesday: 12pm-6.30pm

Wednesday: 12pm-6.30pm

Thursday: 12pm-6.30pm

Friday: 12pm-5pm

Saturday: 9.30am-3pm

The French Library is a modern multiform space that can transform into a conference / screening venue with state-of-the-art audio and video systems. Books, graphic novels, newspapers, magazines, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, learning & teaching materials can be borrowed and consulted onsite. The online platform Culturethèque offers over 150,000 digital documents accessible anywhere in Ireland from any digital device. The French Library is the largest language library in Ireland.

The Library is a public space, and anyone may browse its collections. Borrowing rights and access to Culturethèque are on the other hand limited to Alliance Française Dublin Members. Get your Membership today!

Join the Library’s Discussion Group lunchtime every last Thursday of the month or evening time every last Tuesday.

The French Corner is new informal conversation workshop to practice your French, improve your communication skills, and make new friends in a convivial setting.

Admission is free and open to all but booking is required.

Parents and their toddlers are invited for 30 minutes of listening to French stories and songs in the Children’s Corner. Perfect to interact and bond with your little one and stimulate intellectual development.


New activity! Every Saturday come and enjoy 30 minutes of storytelling, album reading, Kamishibai, shadow theatre, and more! Open to children of all ages and levels.


The French Library’s Matinée Screenings are informal, walk-in screenings of family short and medium length features. No booking is required, hop on and off as you please!


Join us onsite every month for the subtitled screening of a must-see French classic film.

€5 / Free for Premium Members 


Let’s gather the board game community for a fun night open to everyone, regardless of their level in the French language.


Held every month to offer to everyone the chance of reading and discovering texts on a variety of topics and genres.


The online platform, Culturethèque developped by Institut Français offers tens of thousands of online documents accessible anytime from any digital device, including French books, newspapers, magazines, graphic novels, music recordings, audiobooks, films, documentaries, games, learning modules and much more!

The online library is exclusive in Ireland to the Alliance Française Members.

The French Library is part of the European Libraries Dublin, a new initiative that aims at creating bridges between languages, books and cultures through common cultural events and workshops.
European Libraries Dublin is comprised of Alliance Française Dublin, Goethe Institut IrlandInstituto Cervantès Dublin and Istituto Italiano di Cultura Dublino.