Two libraries available to students

« To educate is to build » Victor Hugo

The Lycée Français of Jakarta houses a Library and Documentation Center (BCD) in Primary school and a Documentation and Information Center (CDI) in Secondary school. They are places of life and culture for all students.



It is a place open to all kindergarten and elementary school students
. The BCD is open from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

The BCD is a welcoming place of life and culture open to all students of the school. Children can discover and cultivate the pleasure of reading and learn to respect the rules: listen, be calm, take care of books.

Children come to the BCD to browse, listen, dream, imagine, discover and learn … Its opening hours coincide with recess and lunch break, so that students who wish to can devote this time to reading or preparing a presentation for example.

The life of the BCD is punctuated by events, by the visit of authors … Children also participate in the literary prize “Les Incorruptibles”.
Students can borrow 3 books per week.


It is the heart of the cultural life of middle and high school students
. The CDI is open from 7:45 a.m. onwards, Monday to Friday

An academic role

The CDI is closely involved in the educational activities of the school. As part of the school’s documentation policy, a number of documentary and information skills that students will have to achieve at the end of each cycle have been defined. One of the ways to achieve this is to aim for regular attendance of all students at the CDI.

In order to establish a solid foundation in documentary research, 6e students are welcomed one hour per week. As part of this Initiation to Documentary Research (IRD), they learn to use research tools (BCDI software, dictionaries, encyclopedias, classification of fictions and documentaries, Internet). They discover the steps of an effective documentary research.

A cultural role

The librarian sees to the enrichment and renewal of the fund in order to offer a wide choice of documentaries, novels, collections of poetry or tales and periodicals suitable to satisfy the greatest number.

Fictions can be borrowed for two weeks. Documentaries and encyclopedias must be consulted on site.


Students have at their disposal:

In accordance with the rules set out in the internal regulations, there are specific rules for the CDI:

A question regarding a book, need advice?

Our team of library teachers is at your disposal from Monday to Friday to advise you on a reading choice, or to inform you about the availability of a book.


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