French Media Library


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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Special Selection: Our teacher's favorite books

Come and discover our selection made especially for you! It features the favorites of our French-speaking teachers, who highly recommend these readings.

Au revoir là-haut

Pierre Lemaitre
Suggested by Phoebé Dupont

Lore Olympus

Rachel Smythe
Suggested by Kim Charleville

Central Park

Guillaume Musso
Suggested by Sandra Lee

Elles ont fait l'Amérique: De remarquables oubliés

Marie-Christine Lévesque et Serge Bouchard
Suggested by Perrine Roine

Les Vieux Fourneaux

Wilfrid Lupano
Suggested by par Marie Eugénie Tinguy

Dans les forêts de Sibérie

Sylvain Tesson
Suggested by Justine Grand-Perrin

Our catalogue

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

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  •  More than 7000 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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Online library: 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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