The staff library lends out English and French books free to ‘Amicale’ members. Our collection, which has expanded gradually over the fifty years since the library's foundation, is made up mostly of novels and crime fiction, along with a non-fiction section covering areas such as history, travel and biography. We try to offer the latest best sellers but also make available lesser-known, mostly- European authors.
You are most welcome to come and browse during our opening times or to consult the catalogues.
The library is situated in the main building, downstairs from the main hall/ tobacconist (beside the projection room).
Opening hours: every day from 12.15-1.00pm
We buy around five new books a month in English and in French.
Information about new acquisitions is sent out monthly by email.
We welcome gifts but as space is limited we can only accept hardbacks or paperbacks which are in very good condition or particularly interesting
Book suggestions from readers are most welcome.
Team and contacts
The librarians are:
Paula Eck-Walters, Sorina Lecler, Claude Leymonie, Mary Gorman, Sylvie Riaux, Dora Szenti, Ingrid Titova.
We have two book selection groups:
Marise Boylan, Paula Eck-Walters, Ruth Goodwin, Mary Gorman, Bohumila Ottova, Dora Szenti, Ingrid Titova (English);
Nathalie Costes, Marie-Claude Leroux, Claudia Montevecchi et Bohumila Ottova (français)
If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact the librarians
Membership and Rules
Membership is free for Amicale members. Short-term membership is possible for temporaries / trainees (deposit requested).
You have a responsibility to take good care of the books you borrow.
You can contact the librarians by email or by telephone.
You can ring us on 4582 during library opening hours.
You can borrow up to three books at a time, including one recent acquisition (less than a year old).
You can keep recent books for up to two weeks and other books for up to four weeks.
Return of books
Chasing up overdue books can be VERY time-consuming.
If you want to keep a book longer than two/four weeks, phone or email the librarians. Please note that we need to know the number of the book.
The fine for late return is 50 centimes per week on new books, 20 centimes per week on older ones.
Books, especially paperbacks are fragile. Please treat them carefully and think of the next reader.
However, accidents happen to the best of us. Display your largesse with a donation for a replacement copy