Library

Enjoy a dynamic collection of items for every age, language level and interest!

Opening hours

We are closed.

Send an email to  Virginie, your librarian.

Come check out our collection of French language books!  We have more than a thousand books covering a wide range of topics and genres. These books will be a pleasure for the whole family, including adults, teens, and children. You can consult the online catalog to search and place holds on items.

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Loan conditions

Free loan of books, CDs, and DVDs  for AFSCV and AFSF Members on presentation of a valid membership card. Please provide a form of identification and current address.
Non members can borrow books, DVDs, and CDs for a fee of $0.50 per item and per loan period.

To become a member of the Alliance Française Silicon Valley or to renew your membership, click here.

The loan period is 3 weeks. Each item can be renewed once, for a new loan period of 3 weeks, unless the book, CD, or DVD is already requested.

At any given time, a member of the library can borrow a maximum of:

  • 6 items (books, CDs, and/or DVDs) for a standard membership or no membership
  • 10 items for a family with a family membership

Daily Late fee 0.50 daily  item.
Processing fee for lost item $10

This library exists thanks to generous book donations and our team of dedicated volunteers. We deeply thank everybody for their generosity and support.

If you want to help us or have a question, please contact us at library@afscv.org.

Donation policy

The library welcomes donations of books, DVDs and CDs in good condition. These donations may be added to the collection, given away or sold. The proceeds will go towards buying new items for our library.




Culturethèque

The Alliance française is proud to introduce Culturethèque .
Your French e-library!

24/7 access from your personal computer, tablet, or smartphone, access your favorite magazines as they hit newsstands, view concerts and shows, listen to lectures, introduce children to cultural materials, read e-books and comics, and take advantage of language-learning materials tailored to your needs.

Over 400 magazines, 1,000 books, 200 comics, 450 videos and 370 learning materials.

This service is free for all the AFSCV members and students
Choose your own login and password!

Not a member? Sign up today! 

The 5 sections of Culturethèque

Lire (read): magazines, comics, literature.
Ecouter (listen): audio books, conferences, concerts, albums.
Regarder (watch): fictions, documentaries, conferences, concerts.
Apprendre (learn): french contents, professional training, computing, music.
Jeunesse (youth): resources for kids.

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