Due to the current situation and for public health reasons, Alliance française Ottawa and other cultural centers had to close their doors until further notice.

However, you can keep reading, learning, watching and all in French !

It’s easy with Culturethèque, the online library of the Institut français.


  • Curious to read the latest news ? Many national newspapers available : Libération, Le Figaro, Les Echos, La Libre Belgique, L’Express, Marianne, L’Actu…


  • Looking for a good book to change your mind ? You can check recently published novels, but also non-fiction works, comics, thrillers, SF, award-winning novels, theater, poetry, youth literature…


  • Willing to discover new artists ? Listen to various musical styles, original soundtracks, Francophones singers…


  • Keep learning about science, sociology, nature or contemporary issues through web-documentaries, videos, animated cartoons.


  • Practice your French with many easy readings from beginner level.


  • Enjoy a wide range of children newspapers, comics, videos and novels.


To have access to Culturethèque, you need to become a member of Alliance française Ottawa here.

Already a member ? Register for Culturethèque here.