New to INSA Toulouse or France ?

The library offers many resources to help you understanding France.


If you want a list of novels adapted to your French level and which will allow you to get accustomed to the French culture, contact Emeline HUGUET



The library has guides about Toulouse, its surrounding area and the whole France. Come consult them in the Culture and Leisure hub.

You will find them in French but also in English.

Think about visiting the Toulouse touristic office website to discover our city


To know more about life and local costumes

We also have some books/publications in English about French costumes and habits orthe history of the country.


Language methods

You can find (with the call number 440), manuals/textbooks to learn French and discover our language subtleties.





The library has various newspapers in English to keep you informed:

  • Time
  • Guardian
  • New scientist
  • The Atlantic


Here is a selection of French magazines which is easy to read :

  • La dépêche: daily newspaper on Toulouse and its region
  • Le Monde: French daily newspaper
  • Le Un: weekly magazine on a specific theme, (…)
  •  L’Obs: weekly magazine
  • Le point: weekly magazine


Podcasts and videos: and its video of France.





French radio for news, played in the whole world in French and in 13 foreign languages



France 24 is composed by four channel diffusing non-stop news (in French, English, Spanish and Arabic).









Just for fun: The weirdest French expressions depicted: