The library is based in an historic building dating from the 15th century and belongs to the La Souterraine mairie who kindly allows us to use it rent free. The library is an association and was founded in 2009. Read more



  • Barn Dance – 21st October –  for details click here
  • EGM 23rd of October in the library 14:30hrs..

Please be aware that the EGM which is required to change the Library Statutes will take place during this very important meeting.

It will also be necessary to elect the new members to the Bureau (formerly Conseil) at this time.

One other point for consideration is a possible name change for the Library, this was suggested by the Associations Co-Ordinator to make it seem more inclusive to the French community. Any thoughts/suggestions should be given/sent to a member of the present Conseil by the usual means.

  • Cafe Art Exhibition Sept – October : Mme Nicole Moret
  • New Beginners French Class – starting soon
  • French Conversation Group – starting soon
  • Conversation Group at the French Library

Volunteers Wanted

We continue to look for volunteers to help in the library, the cafe and at specific events.  If you haven’t already offered your services, please do.  It’s a great opportunity to get to know some new people and do something different. Please contact biblioanglaise for further information.  We’d love to hear from you.

Library Closures for 2017

The library will be closed on the following dates:

Saturday 11 November – Armistice Day (jour de l’Armistice)
Monday 25 December – Christmas Day (jour de Noel)

New Book Purchases

Do you know that the library also buys a lot of books as well as receiving book donations?  We have compiled a list of books already purchased which you can find here.  If you would like the library to purchase a particular book, please talk to the librarians but please bear in mind that we don’t have unlimited funds.

Suggestions from Members

Please keep the suggestions coming in but we’d appreciate them being constructive and useful. If any of our members have questions they would like answers to, please make a point of talking to one of conseil.  We’re all available via the links on this website.  Just complete a contact form and we’ll get back to you.  Suggestions already made are available to see here.