Library

Presentation

The library of the AF is the ideal place to keep up to date and deepen your knowledge of contemporary French speaking civilisation but also to accompany your study of the language. With more than 2000 items: fiction, non fiction, comics, books for children and young adults, DVDs and music, there is something for everybody. The library is open to all, but only members or students of the Alliance can borrow books.

From beginner to more advanced, there is something for every level!

Library Policies

To borrow items from the library you need to be a member or student at the AF. Have a look at our membership options.
You can borrow for a maximum of four weeks, up to :

  • 4 adult books
  • 4 children books
  • 4 CD music
  • For dvd : You can borrow 1 DVD for 2 weeks.

How to borrow and return an item:

Every time you want to borrow an item, you have to write your name, the title of the item and the borrowing date in the notebook. Similarly, you would have to write the date of return once you give back the item.
Since the DVD cases are empty, you have to ask the office staff or your instructor to get the disk.

How to renew an item:

You can ask for a renewal once and only for adult items and not for DVDs. You can do so by writing an email to Virginie Friend or calling the AF.

Late return policy:

We count on our library users to respect the return deadline so as every one can enjoy the most our collections. Please note that a fine would be charged for each DVD returned late (£1 for one DVD for each week late)

In case of loss, damage or failure to return borrowed items:

You are responsible for the items you borrow. We ask that you return items in the same condition as when you borrowed them. If borrowed items are damaged or lost, we ask that you purchase a new copy for the library. If you can’t purchase a new copy, we will charge a £30 replacement fee. Borrowing privileges are suspended if you have an outstanding fee or £10 or more.

Thank you for adhering to these policies that help us to insure that all members have equal access to the collection.