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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Temporary Closure

Due to our imminent move to our new building, the library services will be temporarily suspended. Our library will close starting Sunday, July 7th, until the opening of the new building - the date of which will be communicated to you soon. You can find us until Saturday, July 6 (9 AM - 4 PM) for your last returns or borrowings at 8555 Cambie St.

To ensure a smooth transition, the library team would like to inform you of the following points:
• During the moving period, borrowing and reservation services will not be available.
• Your borrowings will be automatically extended until the reopening of the library.
• As a member of the Alliance Française Vancouver, you can also benefit from our Culturethèque service: an online library. For more information, follow this link.

We thank you for your understanding and patience. We look forward to welcoming you to our new, modern, and spacious facilities, where we will continue to offer you a wide range of resources and activities. 

Book selection : Indigenous literature

Come explore our selection of books in honor of National Indigenous Peoples Day. Immerse yourself in captivating, powerful, and inspiring stories, and let yourself be touched by the wisdom and beauty of Indigenous narratives.


Michel Noël

Un thé dans la toundra

Joséphine Bacon

Je ne suis pas un numéro

Kathy Kacer


Naomi Fontaine

Croc fendu

Tanya Tagaq

Soeurs volées

Emmanuelle Walter

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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