Useful services at Cité internationale


The Central Library

A reference and current affairs library, the Library offers its users generalist, multi-disciplinary and multi-media collections centred on French culture and composed of 54 databases, 316,000 eBooks, 50,000 books and 4,825 periodicals including 4,475 on-line. It puts Wi-Fi access, computer stations, a reprographics service (printing, photocopying, scanning) and a binding service at their disposal and obtains books held in other libraries.

Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm; Saturday and Sunday, 1pm to 7pm (from mid-October to mid-June). Monday to Friday, 10am to 7pm (from mid-June to mid-October)

Library Website

COST: Library and Esp@ce Langues language lab Free of charge upon presentation of valid proof of current residency.

You will also find libraries in the following Houses: the Argentina Foundation, Brazil House, the Spanish College, the German Heinrich Heine House, Italy House, Japan House, Mexico House, Portugal House and the Hellenic Foundation.

The language lab: L’Esp@ce Langues

L’Esp@ce Langues, the self-learning language lab, enables users to start or improve their knowledge not only of the French language but also 20 foreign languages (German, English, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Chinese, Danish, to name but a few).

Monday, Thursday and Friday from 1pm to 9pm; Tuesday and Wednesday from 1pm to 7pm (from mid-October to mid-June). Monday to Friday from midday to 7pm (from mid-June to mid-October)


The University Restaurant offers various formulas suited to your needs. A full meal (starter, main course and dessert) as well as a wide choice of grills, pizzas and specialities from France and abroad. The restaurant offers a take-away service for the dish of the day, pasta, pizzas and hamburgers.

Check out the restaurant menus

Monday to Friday from 11:45am to 2:15pm, and from 6:15pm to 9pm. Closed at weekends and on national holidays.

The cafeteria provides food and beverages to eat on the premises or to take away: breakfasts, snacks, ice creams, desserts and confectionery, beverages, etc.

Monday to Friday from 8am to 7pm
Saturday and Sunday from 9:30am to 7pm Closed on national holidays

The Spanish College and Heinrich HEINE House also have catering facilities.

The Post Office

There is a Post Office that provides various postal services (sending parcels by Chronopost, selling stamps and pre-stamped envelopes, telephone top-up cards La Poste mobile, etc.) and financial services.

Main entrance: 17 Bd Jourdan
Monday to Friday, from 2pm to 7pm. Financial advisor on Tuesday and Thursday from 4pm to 6pm, no appointment required.

The bank

A bank is at your disposal and there are ATM cash-point machines available at Maison Internationale.