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: books for little kids


Discover these books and more at Queen Elizabeth Park on Thursday, August 4 for a reading time with your little ones! 

Cache-cache bébé
Pauline Martin

Through the game of hide-and-seek, the toddler comes into contact with others: appearing, disappearing, to better become aware of his existence. Pauline Martin stages a joyful and prankster baby who never tires of reproducing the game.

L'enquête de Monsieur Monsieur
Georgette

Like every morning, Mr. Mister takes his watering can and goes to his vegetable garden. But, oh! His lettuces have disappeared. It's time to investigate by following the traces of chewed leaves and meeting the animals of the garden!

Grizzli, que fais-tu ?
Olivia Cosneau
An all-cardboard with flaps, to play hide and seek and discover the funny reactions of the animals!

Un livre
Hervé Tullet?
A book mischievously invites you to "press", "shake", "tilt", "click", "blow" on the pages, giving the book in a new and original way all its somewhat forgotten value as a naturally interactive object.



Mes premières belles histoires
Every month  you will find at the library the new issue of Mes premières belles histoires, the monthly magazine for 2-5 year olds.

Qui se cache là-dessous ? 
Daniel Carlsten
Well, well, well, who is hiding under this orange blanket? And under this blue cover? Page after page, it's up to you to guess which animal is hidden !

Pas de panique, petit crabe
Chris Haughton
Little Crab can't wait: today he's going to see the ocean for the first time! But once at the water's edge, Little Crab is disappointed. The ocean is impressive and the waves are getting bigger and bigger... Don't panic, Little Crab, everything will be fine!

Nénègle sur la montagne
Benoît Charlat
On the mountain, Nénègle is getting ready to fly away. With her blanket, her pacifier, her baby bottle....

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 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


  • 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 Thursday: 9am to 6pm
Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Saturday & Sunday: closed

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


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