Library & Médiathèque

The Brown Médiathèque / New & Off The Shelf

Welcome to the Midwest’s largest private library of French language cultural media. Enjoy a dynamic collection of items for every age, language level and interest. For questions, please contact:
library@af-chicago.org
or call (312) 337-5473 (“312 337-LIRE”).

Our Collection

Check our online catalog
or come in the the médiathèque to consult the media catalog.

Member Account Access

You are welcome to enjoy materials on-site.
Alliance Française members have check out privileges.
Check our online catalog or visit us in the médiathèque to consult the media catalog.

Loan guidelines

DVDs: Borrow up to five DVDs for eight days. Renew them twice for a combined total of up to 24 days. Late fee: 2 dollars per day.

Other items: Borrow up to five Books for one month. Renew them twice for a combined total of up to three months. Late fee: 25 cents per day.

Borrow up to ten of any other media 16 days. Renew items twice for a combined total of up to 48 days. Late fee: 25 cents per day.

Renewals: library@af-chicago.org or (312) 337-5473 (“312 337-LIRE”). Please provide your first and last name.

Returns: You may return items to the library or leave them with the first floor receptionists.

New resources for learners
and teachers of French:

Hours

Special holiday hours:

Wed. Nov. 26 – Sat. Nov. 29: CLOSED
Normal hours resume Mon. Dec. 1

Mon. Dec. 22 – Sat. Jan. 3: CLOSED
Normal hours resume Mon. Jan. 5

Other Services