Our library

The library is meant to be a complement to the courses available at the Alliance and also a place where you can find a comfortable space to enjoy reading a book or magazine.

You will find there a vast number of books for French learners, DVD, magazines, CD and audio books. Several computers connected to the Internet are also at your disposal.

Being a member of the library offer you a total free access to www.culturetheque.com


  • Over 400 DVDs & CDs.
  • Over 2000 French books.
  • Children books, magazines, and bandes dessinées.
  • Current magazines.
  • A reference collection of dictionaries and encyclopedias.
  • French learning resources for students and teachers.
Loan guidelines
  • DVDs: borrow up to 5 DVDs for 7 days. Late fee: 1000 tshs per day.
  • Books: borrow up to 5 books for 1 month. And for new books 2weeks. Late fee: 500 tshs per day. Renew them for a combined total of up to 2 weeks.
  • Other items: borrow up to 5 magazines for two weeks with renewable.


Opening hours

See detailed schedule

Others services
  • Computer with free internet access
  • Equipment for on-site listening & viewing materials (smart board)
  • France24 television viewing area
  • RFI radio station

EU Info Point

Discover the EU info point in our library: an initiative to showcase the partnership between Tanzania and the EU. With its considerable documentation, this is the best place to learn more about the EU functioning, sustainable development, European scholarships and more. A reserved computer will allow you to continue your research on the EU websites.


As a member of Alliance Française, you will enjoy:

  • free access to our library services;
  • regular updates of cultural activities and free entry to some events;
  • lending of library materials; books: one month, magazines: one week;
  • Current information on our language courses.

Becoming a member is easy, involving the completion of an application form and paying the required annual membership fee at Alliance Office. Two passport size pictures are also required for the membership card. Membership is valid for 12 months.


Children (Under10) 5,000 tsh Individual (Tanzanian) 20,000 tsh
Teenager (Under18) 8,000 tsh Individual (Non-Tanzanian) 30,000 tsh
Student (with ID card) 10,000 tsh Family 50,000 tsh