Media Library


The Media library of the Alliance Française du Cap boasts currently more than 6000 works, and almost 1000 DVD’s.

Opening hours
Please note our new opening hours for 2017

Monday to Thursday : 14:00 – 18:00
Friday : 12:00 – 16:00
Saturday : 09:00 – 12:00

How to borrow some items?

First you must become a member of the Alliance (see details at the reception), free for students of the Alliance Française du Cap, from R365 for non-students.

After you just come and chose what you want. So easy!

Depending of the items, you are allowed to borrow them for : 1 week (DVDs & CDs), 2 weeks (magazines and comics), 1 month (books). But an extension is always possible, just speak with our Media librarian.

Becoming a member also allow you to the website of the culturethèque where more magazines, audiobooks, videos and books are waiting for you.


Rules of procedure
Click here to download the Media library’s rules of procedures.



Large range of French book (novels, comics, travel book, etc…) but also some in English and Portuguese.
We also have the “learner library” to help you learning French or complete your course with our teachers.



French magazines like ELLE, Le Monde, Jeune Afrique, Paris Match, Obs, Courrier International and much more to read on site (with a good coffee?) or to take home (for the older’s ones).


CDs and DVDs

French selection of movies and music for your pleasure. Best way to discover a piece of the French culture.

Kids’ corner

While you having a coffee or a delicious waffle at our bar, you can keep an eye on your little one in the kid’s corner where a large range of book (from 0 to 14 years old) and also DVDs are available to borrow.


Telephone: +27 (0)21 423 5699