The Mounira Media Library

The Mounira media library is your new cultural space in Cairo!

Inside entirely renovated spaces designed by architecture firm Cluster, we invite you to come read, discover and experience all the collections, services and spaces that we have put at your disposal:

  • Spaces for reading, conviviality, sharing and studying;
  • new book collections in French and in Arabic, to be consulted on-site or borrowed;
  • new spaces for the youth and teenagers;
  • cultural activities program for all audiences;
  • an innovative and diversified digital and audiovisual offering.
The French Institute in Egypt is happy to welcome you back to the Mounira media library in Cairo

The media library’s team is at your service to welcome you, advise you, and make you discover its full range of services and activities. Don’t hesitate to come by to work, read and discover, even if you are not registered.

Signing up for the French Institute in Egypt’s media libraries allows you to borrow documents (15,000 books, periodicals, DVDs, audio books, etc.) and grants you 24/7 access to the Culturethèque, which is the French Institute’s digital library.

Throughout the year, we offer activities intended for all audiences: literary and cultural gatherings (Goût des livres – Taste for books), exhibitions, workshops for the youth (l’Heure du conte – Storytelling time, L’atelier du livre – Book workshop, etc.) and teenagers (L’atelier de bande dessinée – Comics workshop, etc.).

The Mounira media library also offers you a unique digital cultural offer, with its Micro-folie and its Digital Museum featuring innovative exhibitions on the digital book (Machines à bulles, etc.).

Practical information:

Opening hours

Sunday though Thursday: 11 AM-6 PM
Fridays: 10 AM-5 PM

Closed on Saturday


Rates and subscriptions:

Full rate
Reduced rate*
School groups

For pricings and different subscription options

* Students outside the French Institute, teachers, users above age 60 and below age 25
** Below age 17

All IFE students enjoy a free media library subscription for the duration of their session.