Enjoy more than 12,000 books, reviews, French learning materials, classical French literature, novels, comics, magazines, children’s books, etc., as well as 400,000 items of digital material related to French culture and language including CDs, audio books, DVDs, French TV (TV5 Monde) at La Médiathèque!

Exclusively open to the Alliance Française students and members of the library, our media centre offers also a range of activities: conferences, cinema, story telling,..
Stay tuned for our schedule !

Opening hours:
+ Monday to Saturday 08:30 -17:30
+ Sunday 08:30 -16:30

Becoming a member of La Médiathèque
La Médiatèque is freely accessible to all students and members of Alliance Française de Colombo.
To become a member of Alliance Française:
a) you may come and register at the front desk.
b) you may also download the registration form and fill up the payment confirmation form.

Library membership fee:
+ Alliance Française Students and Members: Free

+ For non members: Payment of Rs. 2,000/-

+ Deposit for all Médiathèque users: Rs. 2,000/-

Lending of books and magazines:
You can borrow 3 books or magazines for 3 weeks.
You can borrow 3 DVDs or learning materials for 2 weeks.
The return date of borrowed documents can be extended for another 2 weeks by phone, Email or in person.

Delay charge for all documents : Rs100/- per week.

Membership card:
The membership card (AF Student’s card or AF Member’s card) is obligatory to borrow documents.
The loss of a membership card must be reported to the librarians in order to prevent any misuse. A new card may be obtained (fee: Rs.1,000/-)

Join Culturethèque : it is free for AF Students and Members !

Enjoy hundred of thousands of resources on our digital library Culturethèque!
Our online collection includes books, magazines, podcasts, videos, resources for French teachers and learners, and many more.
Regularly updated with the latest press articles and new French learning material, it also features a treasure trove of award-winning novels, comics and kids’ books.

Feel free to browse around and immerse yourself in a rich world of discoveries, from curated content dedicated to topical themes (Ecology, Gender Balance, …) or genres (Comic Books, Podcasts, …). An essential part of French Culture is available to you online, for free. Enjoy!

To access Culturethèque, click here !