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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Highlight : International Day of Women and Girls in Science


Let's celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science together, which takes place every year on February 11. This day is an opportunity to recall that women and girls play an essential role in the scientific and technological community, and that their participation must be reinforced.
For the occasion, we have selected some books and documentaries for children.


J'aimerais te parler d'elles
Sophie Carquain, Pauline Duhamel

Sophie Germain : la femme cachée des mathématiques
Sylvie Dodeller, Julien Billaudeau


Calpurnia

Jacqueline Kelly


Marie Curie
Xavier-Laurent Petit


Histoires du soir pour filles rebelles

Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo


Online catalogue


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

Browse our catalogue online Browse our catalogue online

  •  More than 6250 books for adults, from classics to contemporary literature
  • Over 850 comics for adults and kids
  • 2500 books for kids and teens
  • Around 1400 DVDs
  • 14 magazine and newspaper subscriptions

Library rules



Have you seen our bookworm friend in the library ?

Here is a friendly reminder of our library rules :

  • Please make sure your child has borrowed their book before taking it home.
  • If your child is returning a book, please place it in the designated return box or give it to the librarian.
  • All loan periods are for 21 days, renewable once, except for DVDs which are limited to a two week 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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Visit Us


Monday: 9.30am to 5pm
Tuesday to Friday: 9.30am to 7pm
Saturday: 9.30am to 4pm
Sunday: Closed

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

Welcome Clara !


Meet our librarian !

My name is Clara and I come from Normandy. I am doing a one year civic service at Alliance française Vancouver's library.

In my daily life I like to read, take long walks and visit monuments/museums. I am quite curious and I like to make new discoveries, whether it be cultural or literary.

My professional experience with children will help me plan many activities to promote and share francophone cultures.

Culturethèque


This amazing online library offers over 220,000 items covering the daily press, magazines, novels, children’s books, comic books, and more.

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