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infos pratiques

10.000 Books • 800 CD • 350 audio books • youth section • learners section • 25 subscriptions

Library opening hours

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 13h30-19h
Wednesday: 10h-12h | 13h30- 19h
Saturday: 13h30-18h
Closed Mondays

biblio@ifa-rennes.com | 02 99 79 89 22

Free access for consultation.

Conditions for book loans

You need to become a member of the Franco-American Institute in order to loan books.

You may check out up to 6 items at a time– including up to 2 audio books – for 3 weeks

Returning items.

You may return borrowed items during library open hours or by postal service.

Renewing borrowed items

You may renew circulating items once, provided they have not been requested by another borrower. You may renew items by email, phone or directly at the library.

Holding an item

You may place a hold on any borrowed item by phone, email, or directly at the library. Once the desired item is returned, a notice is sent to the borrower. The hold expires after two weeks.

Overdue items

Returning items late will prevent you from borrowing other items. The suspension period will equate to the number of days overdue.

Fines for overdue items: 

  • 0,15€ per day and item (adults)
  • 0,07€ per day and item (minors) or 2-week borrowing suspension

Your library card will be blocked after 7 days and over.

For your information:
– A first overdue notice is edited after 2 days and sent on the third day, provided the user gave a valid and functional email address.
– A second overdue notice will be sent after 20 days, by email or by the post.

Lost or deteriorated items

All lost or deteriorated items must be replaced. You will have to pay the purchase price of the item.


Photocopies / Scan rates: 0,20€ per page
Inter-Library loans: Information at the desk. Please contact the library (email, phone)
Book sale in late June
Free Wi-Fi hotspot in the library
Coffee Corner