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Come along, take a book and relax in our little piece of France in Palmy.

The French Community Library is situated at the Alliance Française de Palmerston North, on the first floor of the Square Edge building.

The library offers more than 2500 books, DVDs, CDs, comics, magazines, self-teaching methods, dictionaries and reference books. It is open to the general public for reading on-site.

All library card holders are allowed to borrow resources free of charge.

Library Opening Hours

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday-Thursday: 10am - 2pm | 3pm - 7pm
  • Friday: 10am - 5pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 1pm

Learning Library

The French Community Library also offers the students the opportunity to enhance their learning experience, using a selection of books chosen by their teachers to match their language level (from Beginner to Master).

Check out the books organised by learning level (A1 to B2) in the reception office.

Donation policy

The library welcomes donations of books, DVDs and CDs in good condition. These donations may be added to the collection or sold. The proceeds will go towards buying new items for our library.

Borrowing conditions

  • Books, magazines, comics: 3 items per library card for 3 weeks
  • DVDs, CDs, audio-books, audio-magazines: 3 items per library card for  1 week


  • Books, magazines, comics: 50 cts per day
  • DVDs, CDs, audio-books, audio-magazines: $1 per day

Lost and damaged materials

All lost and damaged items will be charged to the borrower at replacement cost.