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The Library of the French Institute is a multimedia resource centre about contemporary France. Its main mission is to provide information about the different aspects of French and French-speaking culture and civilization: literary, artistic, social, scientific and technical.

The Library has three different areas: an adult section,a young people’s section and a pedagogical one for French teachers. Members of our staff are there to guide you in your research. Consultation is free of charge in all the sections, but you need to take out a subscription if you wish to borrow books and take them home.


Library stock in the French language is concentrated on French and Francophone culture and Arabic documents in French; it includes books, comics, newspapers, magazines and educational materials.


Subscription 1 at 300 QR : 8 articles (books and magazines).
Subscription 2 at 500 QR : 18 articles (same)

Subscription for the schools: contact us for more information:

All the subscription are valid for one year from the date of enrollment. Borrowing is maximum for three weeks.

Beside the subscription at the library, you can also get a free access to Culturetheque, a digital library with books, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, music, learning materials,… Get access to thousands of resources online !

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Opening hours of the Library

Day Library
Saturday 9 am to 5pm
Sunday 8.30 am to 7pm
Monday 8.30 am to 7pm
Tuesday 8.30 am to 7pm
Wednesday 8.30 am to 7pm
Thursday 8.30 am to 7pm



22 Jan / 04 Mar - Doha

Storytelling Session

Our storytelling sessions are back to breathe live into your children’s favorite stories! The French institute is inviting your little children whose ages are between 8 and 12, to live their favorite stories in French. The narration will be followed by a series of small but engaging activities. Dates: 22/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 19/02/2020, and 04/03/2020. Time:…Continue Reading >