A French language multimedia library in the heart of Denver

Open during AFD office hours, our library is the perfect place to read and study in a quiet environment. It is located on the first floor, next to classroom 2 by the door to the patio.
Library Hours

M-Th: 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM
F: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sa: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Su: Closed

Easy access to our Catalog

You can access the AFD library catalog conveniently online for easy browsing.

  1. Just type in “Alliance Francaise” in the library name field (no other password is needed.)
  2. Search for books you are interested in.
  3. Come visit our library to retrieve them.

Access AFD’s Online Catalog >


We gladly accepts donations, in french only, for:

  • Books for kids and teenagers
  • Recent books (less than 10 years) for adults (unfortunately, we are not able to accept older books any longer.)
  • DVDs
  • CDs
  • French language board games

An AFD Membership Benefit

As a member of the Alliance Française de Denver, you have free access to our French library consisting of over 5,500 books, movies, CDs and board games.

General Library Procedures

  • Up to 7 books or magazines can be checked out at one time, for up to 4 weeks.
  • 2 audio/video materials or games can be checked out for up to 1 week.
  • Overdue materials will be charged $0.10 per item per day. Overdue fines must be paid before continuing to use the library.
  • A convenient book drop, located to the left of our main office front door, is available to return items outside of our regular business hours.

Nouveaux Livres

Our new library pick of the month!

Emile Zola – La Joie de vivre

Adults book

One of the Rougon-Macquart series, the story of Pauline facing the  Chanteau household is a gripping tale of hope against adversity.

Goscinny & Uderzo – Asterix, Le Grand Fossé

Easy read

Another great adventure for our Gaul hero. How can peace be restored in the village when a new trench is dug in the middle?

Jean de Brunhoff – Babar et le père Noel

Children book

The magic of Christmas told through the eyes of Babar, our beloved French King of Elephants.

Culturethèque USA: Our online Multimedia Library

Culturethèque: A free online library to immerse yourself in the French language.

An AFD Membership Benefit

We are proud to offer our free Culturethèque USA online digital library to members of the Alliance Française de Denver.

Conveniently accessed from your personal computer, tablet or smartphone, you can read French magazines as they hit newsstands, view concerts and shows, listen to lectures, read e-books and comics, enhance your language skills with materials tailored to your needs as well as introduce you children to French language and culture.

What does the Culturethèque offer?

  • Over 400 magazines, 1,000 books, 200 comics, 300 videos and 370 learning materials.
  • 24/7 access from your personal computer, tablet, or smartphone.
  • Materials for kids and adults alike!

What can I view?

Everything that Culturethèque offers:

  • Catch up on your favorite magazines latest issues
  • View concerts and shows
  • Listen to lectures
  • Read e-books and comics
  • Give French cooking a try with many different cookbooks available
  • Take advantage of language-learning materials tailored to your needs
  • Introduce your kids to French with tailored cultural learning materials

Here’s how it works

Subscribe today! Access to the Culturethèque is offered free of charge to the Alliance Française de Denver members.

  1. Access the Culturethèque website >
  2. Select French or English on top right hand corner and click Subscribe.
  3. Create your login using your first and last name with no spaces as your user name (ie. janedoe.)
  4. Be sure to select Alliance Française de Denver in the drop down menu.
  5. This will start a 24-hour trial period.
  6. Your membership will be confirmed and your account activated by the AFD staff. This last step usually takes one full business day.

What Our Members Are Saying

“This class was great! It would be great to incorporate the library into one of the classes. I have never been in it! Andrew’s humor makes the class so much fun. He is a great teacher! And I really like the book.” Serena W.

“If you are looking for a taste of France, want to take French classes or are just curious about French culture, this is the right place!!!! AFD offers many events every week for all audience, from kids to adults. J’adore!” Emma G.

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Alliance Française de Denver
571 Galapago Street
Denver, CO 80204


M-Th 9:00 AM-6:30 PM
Fri 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM-12:30 PM


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