The Resource Centre

Learning at Alliance Française does not stop at language acquisition. The library and multi-media centre at Alliance Française de Harare also opens a door into the world of French art and culture through a wide range of reading material, both academic and of general interest, and an extensive selection of French films – with subtitles – on DVD and French music on CD.

Our resource centre gives access to about 6 000 documents for adults, teenagers and children: books, comics, CD's and DVD (French cinema and documentaries), French and francophone African magazines, manuals to learn French, French language teaching aid and more.

Please note the Opening hours of the Library:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays: from 8:30am to 1:30pm and from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Wednesdays: from 8:30am to 1:30pm and from 2:30pm to 7pm
Saturdays: 8am to 2:30pm

Closed on Fridays and Sundays

Members may borrow:

  • 2 DVDs and 1 CD for 7 days.
  •  5 comics or books for 14 days.

Borrowing the documents and DVDs all together cannot exceed a total number of 5 per person. Any delay in returning a document shall be sanctioned by a penalty starting from the second warning.

Books, DVDs and CDs : 1US$/day. Be on time, share the resource!

Our Materials

The Learner’s Library

The Learner’s library is a section specifically designed to support all students, regardless of their level of French language learning. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced learner, you can find documents which enable you to further indorse yourself into the French language.

The idea behind a Learner’s Library is to provide a user-friendly resource system which indicates the level of difficulty ranging from levels A1 to B2 – Basic to Advanced – providing a wide range of topics concerning French culture as well as linguistic tuition materials.

Featured material in the learner’s library includes not only documented reading material but the recently more desired, interactive and modern ways of learning French through magazines, CDs and DVDs. A wide range of genre categories means that there are French resources to meet the taste of every learner.


A 52-page magazine to improve your French that you’ll enjoy reading! Full of interesting articles on France and French culture, Bien-dire helps you understand what it is to be French.
Each article is graded for difficulty and has keywords translated into English. You’ll acquire idiomatic expressions and up-to-date vocabulary, receive news and practical information from France and even learn some slang. For intermediate and advanced learners, Bien-dire is also valuable, authentic teaching material for teachers.

The Bien-dire CD audio includes over 60 minutes of articles from the magazine read by native speakers as well as pronunciation and intonation exercises. Published every two months in Lyon, France, Bien-dire is a complete and enjoyable French learning experience.

New: Culturethèque, the free online Library, 24/7!

Access thousands of informative resources in French in just a few clicks. Discover books, audio books, videos, magazines, newspaper, comics, bandes dessinées, podcasts, music and many more resources to boost your learning of French or simply discover the richness of French culture. For all ages.

The richness of contemporary French digital world is now available to you wherever you are and whenever you like ! And it is 100% free for members and students (included in the membership)

Click here to see the presentation video of Culturethèque.

How to become a member?

Subscription for 12 months is $ 10 for any student who is registered in one of our courses. Fees for non-students:

  • Person below age 18: 15 US$/year
  • French teacher: 15 US$/year
  • Family (maximum 5 people): 50 US$/year
  • Adult: 30 US$/year