The French Cultural Center is proud of our library’s physical collection of books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, and games and the fact that it is one of the largest French-language collections in the United States. While we think that over 32,500 materials is a great start, we also understand the desire for online resources. We previously explored such resources through mediums like YouTube and podcasts, the internet is also home to entire digital libraries for e-browsing!

Looking for some help finding the best option for your needs? !

Although most of the e-libraries on this list are specialized, Atramenta offers a variety of options under one URL. While some of the books they offer are self-published and others require a nominal fee to purchase, most of their large variety of e-books, audiobooks, poetry, theater, and even bande dessinées/manga/comics for children and adults are free to download or read directly on their site! Some other one-stop-shops include Livres pour tous with an additional 6,127 titles and the 248-page free section of Numilog’s catalog.

Children’s and Beginner’s Materials




Audio Materials




E-books and Plays




Francophone Materials




What do you look for when it comes to your in-person or online library visits? We would love to hear your feedback in order to provide the best reference service possible. Please comment below or email to have your voice heard.



Ingrid began her passion for French through the immersion program in Milton, MA, and has followed it around France and the world. She took a break from this first love to pursue a B.A. in English with a minor in Irish Studies at Boston College and a Masters of Library and Information Sciences at Simmons College. She is thrilled to meld her excitement for libraries and French language and culture in her position at the Center!

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