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We are pround to present Culturethèque, the French digital library giving AF Members FREE access to French culture including e-books, over 250 magazine titles, music, film clips, bandes dessinées, podcasts, and more—all online, to download or enjoy via streaming.

With a strong focus on everyday life from fashion to travel and cooking, this is the ultimate database for any Francophile! Don’t miss the television programs for children and resources for language learners as well.

AF Member will enjoy a one-year FREE access.

Quick start guide 

 
Culturethèque offers major titles from the French press, comics, novels, works on current themes (such as AI or climate), self-training modules, books for French-language learners, particularly readings in an easy level of French, articles on the human sciences, concert recordings, web documentaries, and more.

The resources are available via streaming or downloading (for a 21-day loan of two books simultaneously, limited to a maximum of five books per month), with the possibility of viewing the book via a tablet, e-book reader or smartphone.

Alongside four entries Reading, Listening, Watching and Learning, the Youth section now offers pages dedicated completely to young children, with characters and known and renowned series such as Lucky Luke, Pitt Ocha, Mimi Cracra, Ariol, Les Sépas, Astrib Bromure, Cédric, Les Sisters – as well as magazines – Abricot, Papoum, Les P’tites Sorcières, Spirou, Mickey, etc.

READING

 

 Magazines & Newspapers

 

  • Daily newspapers: Libération, l’Opinion, Agéfi or El Watan.

  • 300 périodiques de presse généraliste: Cuisine et vins de France, Elle, L’Express, Marie-Claire, GQ, Le Point, Santé Magazine, Paris Match, etc.

Books

  • A selection of the latest novels available for streaming or downloading, as well as the 2015 literary prize winners 

  • E-books (Numilog): 655 titles on all subject matters (novels, cookbooks, sciences); to stream or download

  • Classics of French Literature (Feedbooks): 1,231 novels from the 18-19th centuries in the epub format: Zola, Dumas, Loti…

  • Comics & graphic novels (Iznéo): 300 titles from some of the most popular series, including Le Chat du Rabbin, Incal Lumière, Mr Jean...

  • Travel guides (Petit Futé): 22 guides of the French regions

  • Articles on social sciences (Open Edition): 25,000 documents

LEARNING 

 

A wide range of materials and resources for learning French, all organized by learning level

  • 40 Easy readers with audio files (A1, A2, B1 or B2]

  • Interactive exercices (J’apprends le français)

  • Jeux (Babadum)

  • Books on grammar and vocabulary (A1, A2, B1)

  • Books for teachers of French

  • 560 training modules (Tout Apprendre) on all subject areas (multimedia, internet, music, foreign languages). Learn all kinds of fun stuff, like Photoshop, to play a guitar and speak Spanish!

LISTENING & WATCHING

 

  • IDTouch: This database offers over 110,640 albums of a wide range of musical styles and tastes, from classic to contemporary. Selections include individual albums and compilations of world music, sound tracks, rap, jazz, rock, blues, electronic, classical and opera. You will find all your favorite names of the French musical scene as well as new and emerging independent artists on the European scene.

  • Musique (Cité de Musique): 3000 filmed concerts and interviews with musicians from the archives of the Cité de la Musique in Paris: Boulez, Les Arts Florissants, l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France…

  • Lectures (Universciences): 500 scientific and technological films from the Cité des Sciences and the Palais de la Découverte, updated weekly

  • 2 “serious games” : 2020 Energy on renewable energy and 2025 Exmachina, un serious game on the media

  • 37 web documentaries: these include the popular Stainsbeaupays, Amour à la plage, le Climat et moi

KIDS

 

Lots for kids to watch, read and learn!

 

To Watch 

  • C’est Pas sorcier (25 episodes of 26 minutes each): This is a program on the sciences animated by Fred, Jamy and Sabine. Aboard their mobile laboratory truck, they take us to amazing sites in order to explain the spectacular world in which we live.

  • “Conte-Moi” (Tralalère) (6 episodes): Here are 6 stories to listen to from the Francophone world, in French and in the local language: Haïti, Mali, Algeria, Guyana, Morocco, Mauritania and Senegal. Discover the accents of the Francophonie children around the world!

 

To Read 

  • Storyplayr: This fabulous collection contains 605 ebooks for children from ages 2 to 10. Over 20 French editors propose quality alphabet books, stories, beginning reader books and bilingual books.

  • Comics for kids (Iznéo): Favorite characters Ariol, Boule & Bill, Lucky Luke, Spirou, Cubitus, and Walter le Loup.

  • Magazines for Kids (Le Kiosk): Abricot, Le Journal de Mickey, Je lis déjà, Picsou, Winnie [left side bar/type of document/revue numérique , click on any title to get to the Kiosk database and then browse by category jeunesse]

 

To listen

IDTouch: Kids will find albums of nursery rhymes, songs, fairytales, lullabies, teaching songs and more. These songs may be listened to via streaming, and are not available for downloading. 

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Sunday to Wednesday: 9 am - 8 pm

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Closed on Friday 

Opening Hours

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