French Media Library

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Browse through the largest collection of French language books and media in Vancouver and B.C.

Created in February 1998, the media library at Alliance Française Vancouver offers a space to gather, socialize, and access leisure activities. The library houses the largest collection of French language items in British Columbia, with over 11,000 items covering multiple disciplines of literature, appropriate for all levels and ages. It also serves as an important resource centre for students. 
While the media library is free to access, you must register as a member for borrowing privileges and to enjoy additional services.

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Highlighted books and films of the month: National Indigenous History Month!


All these books are available at the Alliance Française : don't hesitate to reserve some of them on our catalogue !

Nish: Le Nord et le Sud
Isabelle Picard
Nish: Innu word meaning "two". Léon and Éloïse are twins. A mysterious disappearance in their village of Matimekush an Innu community in Northern Quebec, will lead them to understand the fragility that surrounds them, the territory and its dangers.
Reading age : 11+

Les Papinachois
Michel Noël et Joanne Ouellet

In this series of children's books, discover the life of a Papinachois family. To take a look without prejudice at the First Nations of Quebec.
Reading age : 10+

5 histoires de personnalités autochtones inspirantes
Michel Noël et Joanne Ouellet
Do you know Membertou, Josephine Bacon and Taamusi Qumaq? Do you know what feats Kateri Tekakwitha and Louis Riel accomplished?
Reading age : 8+

Elles se relèvent encore et encore  Julie Cunningham
  Julie Cunningham pays tribute to the words of women living with the legacy of residential schools: women whose voices are not often heard.
(adult readers)


Wapke
Recueil
Fourteen authors from multiple nations and backgrounds project themselves into the future through fiction, addressing current social, political and environmental themes, in this collection of First Nations anticipation stories.
(adult readers)

Chauffer le dehors
Marie-Andrée Gill
With her heart open to the breaths of belugas and ski-doos, Marie-Andrée Gill takes refuge in writing to accept the impossibility of love, to exist somewhere, in the memory of crazy moments.
(adult readers)

La course de Rose
Dawn Dumont
After losing her job and her musician husband, Rose Okanese, mother of two strong-willed daughters, decides it's time to take care of herself and build her self-esteem. Her idea: run the annual marathon held on her native reserve. (adult readers)

Mononk Jules
Jocelyn Sioui
Mononk Jules reconstructs the life of Jules Sioui, a Wendat who shook up Canadian history before sinking into a huge family and historical memory hole.
(adult readers)

Online catalogue


Browse through thousands of reference materials, check your current borrowed items, choose, reserve, and hold any item.

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  •  More than 5000 books for adults, from classics to contemporary literature
  • Over 850 comics for adults and kids
  • 2500 books for kids and teens
  • Around 1400 DVDs

Library rules


  • All loan periods are for 21 days, renewable once, except for DVDs which are limited to a 2-weeks loan period.
  • Fines will be levied on all overdue items. Outstanding fines must be settled before borrowing again. Books, magazines: $0.50/day. DVDs, Blu-Ray: $1/day
  • You are responsible for the payment of damaged or lost items.
  • Please be careful with your card. A $2 replacement fee will be levied for issuing a new card.


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July hours:
Monday to Friday: 9am to 6.30pm
*Closed Friday July 1st
Saturday & Sunday: closed

If you have any questions, please call: 604-327-0201
or email our library manager.


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