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-2pm

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!

Parents and their toddlers are invited for 15 minutes of listening to French stories and songs, live in the Children’s Corner. Perfect to interact and bond with your little one and stimulate intellectual development.


Calling all knitting lovers! The French Library is resuming its free collaborative workshop Trico’thé, onl-site! Let’s knit, make friends and have some tea! All levels, in crocheting or in the French language, are welcome!


Join our librarians for an hour of reading & listening to French texts (level ranging from A2 to C1) selected on a specific topic. After the reading, they will explain vocabulary and discuss the text with participants.


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.