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Library

The Brown Médiathèque

Overview

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.

Join us for French conversation groups, the book club, author talks, literary events — and much more. Select from a collection of over 18,000 items for all ages and interests. Or sign up for Culturethèque, our free online library — an Alliance Française member benefit!

Hours

Mon – Thu 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
(Closed for lunch Mon – Thu from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.)
Friday 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m
Sunday closed

Culturethèque is undoing some technical changes: Members now sign into accounts using ALL CAPS; For music, create a one-time 1D touch account.


Our collection

  • • Over 18,000 multimedia items
  • • Over 1,500 DVDs
  • • Children’s books, magazines, bandes dessinées and films
  • • Current magazines
  • • Music, audio books and audio magazines
  • • A Reference collection of dictionaries and encyclopedias
  • • French Learning Resources for students and teachers
  • Film script of William Le Baron Jenney, Boston, Paris
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Loan guidelines

Books

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.

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 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

Please email library@af-chicago.org or call (312) 337-5473 and provide your first and last name.

Returns

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


Other services

  • Computer with free Internet access
  • Equipment for on-site listening & viewing
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For inquiries, please call (312) 337-5473 or email library@af-chicago.org