Library Overview

The Library holds 28,000 books, CDs, DVDs and magazines suitable for all ages and levels of French.

The Library is open to the general public, with borrowing privileges reserved for members of the French Cultural Center. Not a member? Sign up now to start taking advantage of the Library.


Books, CDs, DVDs and Magazines available at the Library

Browse our Koha catalog to:

  • search our library collection (no password needed)
  • access your account to renew loans, reserve materials, make suggestions, or rate items
  • locate learning material for your level by typing the CECR code in the subject field; or locate material appropriate for your child’s age and proficiency by typing the class name

Culturethèque, your digital library and newsstand

Culturethèque is an online platform available for free to members. It contains hundreds of magazines, eBooks, comic books, and children's picture books…

To obtain your ID and password for the catalog and Culturethèque, please contact the circulation desk via email at, or by calling 617.912.0417, with your name and membership number.


Children's Room

We hold an exceptionally large collection of French picture books for children and teenagers. See links in sidebar to browse the catalog by level and age group.


Used French Books For Sale

A selection of French language books are available for sale for $1.00 per book. This selection is located to the right of the Circulation window. We also have book sales twice a year in the Spring and in the Fall.

    53 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA 02116 | 617.912.0400