Monday – Thursday 10 am – 6 pm
Friday 10 am – 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Immerse yourself in French with books, DVDs and magazines. One of the largest French collections in New Orleans, we are open to the public, though borrowing privileges are for AF members only.  We add items monthly, and feature a Learner’s/Easy Reading section, and a children’s section with  300+ titles.

DVDs: Borrow up to 3 DVDs for 2 weeks.
BOOKS: Borrow up to 4 books for one month.
Returns: Return items to the front desk or through the door slot after hours.  Please remember to return; we are small but mighty, and need your help to keep our stock intact!
Bring to Front Desk for checkout (or ask staff for assistance).  We use a simple write in/out system. 

Culturethèque Online Library

A collaborative website by Institut Français & Fondation Alliance Française aux Etats-Unis:  Browse online magazines, ebooks, newspapers, films, comics, podcasts, music, children’s content, and language learning resources for all levels and ages: Visit 
1) Click here to register
2) Then contact us ( to activate your account.  You can begin with temporary access,, but you must be confirmed to continue use of the site. Not a member? Join HERE

Second-Hand French Books for Sale

Come by the Alliance Française and shop second-hand! We  have used books, magazines, and kids’ items for any donation amount –  browse during office hours. All donations are used to buy new materials.

Limited Donations Accepted

We’re happy to accept donations of Fiction or French Language Learning books and DVDs in good condition on a limited basis.  No VHS, CDs or CD-ROMS.  No history titles, –we have more than enough. Contact us before dropping off. Merci.