AFD Library Information

libraryWelcome to the AFD Library, a sanctuary for lovers of the French language and Francophone cultures! Our library is a treasure trove of resources, offering an extensive collection of books, magazines, films, and digital media to support your journey into the world of French literature, arts, and beyond. Whether you are here to study, explore, or simply relax with a good book, our library provides a welcoming and serene environment tailored to your needs. We invite you to immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Francophone cultures, participate in our engaging events, and connect with fellow enthusiasts. Bienvenue, and enjoy your time at the AFD Library!

Anyone may visit the library and enjoy the collections. However, a membership with the library is required to access specific services: borrowing documents, access to Internet, e-library, etc.

Contact & Location of AFD Library

Email: use “contact us” form
Phone: 011 43 500 221 / 011 43 500 237

Alliance Française de Delhi – Lodi Centre
2nd Floor, K.K. Birla Lane, 72, Lodi Estate, New Delhi – 1110003

Opening hours & Holidays of AFD Library

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday – 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Thursday and Friday – 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
Sunday – Closed
Note: Public dealing stops at half an hour before closing time.

Library Membership

Whether you are a student at Alliance Française or not, you can become a member of our library.

How to Register?

You have to submit:

  • A valid proof of address (electricity bill, telephone bill, bank statement)
  • A valid Photo ID (voter’s card, driver’s license, passport, government /MNC issued proof of identity)
  • Two recent stamp-size photographs
  • A class receipt, if you are a student at Alliance Française for the current session
  • Your payment, if any
Membership Types

We offer three types of membership. They are all yearly and non-refundable.
Students and members of Alliance Française are entitled to a reduced fee. Please note that library membership is not automatic when you join the Alliance. New members must come by the library and register for membership.


General collections

The library offers access to more than 30,000 documents of various categories: novels, French methods, comic books, DVDs, CDs, children’s documents, magazines/newspapers, the majority of which is freely accessible.

Owing to the specialist nature of the library, most of the materials are in French; however the collection also includes documents in English, Hindi, Bengali, etc.

Special Sections

The library includes several special sections:

  • Francophonie section: novels and literary studies written by French speakers of all nationalities (Antilles, Africa, America, etc.).
  • India section: a whole section dedicated to the beauties of India (art and crafts, dance, travel guides…).
  • Learner’s library: hundreds of documents classified according to their French level (A1, A2, B1, B2) thanks to a user-friendly color code.

Library Membership type

Premium membership:-
Outside Member: Rs.1900/-
AFD Students: Rs.1100/-

For 3 weeks:
6 Books
6 Comics
5 Periodicals/Journals

For 1 Week:
3 FLE books
2 Audiobooks

Classic membership-
Outside Member: Rs.1200/-    
AFD Students: Free

For 3 weeks:
4 Books
4 Comics
2 Periodicals/Journals

For 1 Week:
2 FLE books

Institutional membership:-
Rs. 10000/-

For 1 month:
15 Children Books
15 Comics Books
10 Books
5 Magazines

For 1 Week:
3 FLE books

Suggestions for June 2024

Veiller sur elle

Jean-Baptiste Andrea is a French writer, director and scriptwriter. “Veiller sur elle” received two major awards in 2023: Le prix Goncourt and the FNAC novel prize. The author unfolds this wonderful tale of friendship that invites reflection on art, against a historical backdrop spanning the 20th century, from the First World War to the defeat of the Mussolini regime,including a rise of fascism that forces young Mimo to compromise between his art and his convictions. All of this is conveyed through a poetic and profoundly humane writing style.


L’Éléphant is a French quarterly magazine of general culture launched in year 2013. It is a new addition in the French library this year. With having received only two editions, it is one of the most popular magazines amongst our readers. In this edition, they delve deep into the complex and multi faced topic of violence. The standout article examines the intricacies of human nature and the challenging task of defining violence.

40 LGBT + qui ont changé le monde

Florent Manelli has drawn 40 portraits of activists, personalities, celebrities, or unknown individuals who, in their own ways, have advanced the LGBT+ movement.


Educational, informative, and sensitive, this book will, in many respects, make its contribution to the various LGBT+ struggles, pay tribute, and remember those who have paved the way, as well as highlight what remains to be accomplished. This book shines a light on those who have fought and continue to fight every day to create a more inclusive and supportive world.

Video Games : Two PS4 are available in the library. Each of them contains several dematerialized games, which can be played both for fun and French learning. Rules and regulations apply; please click here.

French television : Cordless headphones are available within the library. They are dedicated to watching TV in French (TV5 monde and France 24).

Loan details : You must present your library card at the time of issuing the materials.
Reservation : You can place a reservation on an already issued document. You will be notified by the call when the reserved item is available for collection. Item will be held for 14 days. If you do not collect it within this time, your reservation will be automatically canceled. 

Loan renewal : You can extend the loan period of your documents through phone, email, or in person. Items that have been requested by another user and overdue items will not be renewed.

Late fine : Late return of documents is subject to a fine of RS 10 per document and per working day.

Dropbox : Library materials may be returned in dropbox when the library is closed.

Library visit : If you’re a school partner of the AFD or an AFD teacher, please contact us to organize a library visit with your class.

Document Donations : Before donating documents to the library, we request you to carefully read and fill out the donation form (donations that do not meet the criteria mentioned in this document will be systematically refused). Thank you for your understanding!