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FRANÇAIS & WORLD LANGUAGES

Français

Francophones and francophiles will find something to enjoy in our French materials, which we’ve chosen with care to appeal to those fluent in French, those learning French, as well as children and teens in French immersion programs.

We have French print books, ebooks and films for children, teens and adults, as well as music CDs for children. The collection grows and expands regularly; we aim to provide new resources and learning opportunities to strengthen your ties with French heritage and culture.

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    Biblioenfants
    Digital picture books in French with animation, sound effects and narration
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    Encyclopédie Universalis
    French-language encyclopedia with thousands of articles updated regularly
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    Hoopla
    Instantly access digital movies, music, audiobooks TV shows and more
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    InstantFlix
    Digital movies, cartoons, documentaries and classic TV shows
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    Library PressDisplay
    Today’s international newspapers from 100 countries with full images and text
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    MaBiblioNumérique
    French-language, fiction and non-fiction ebooks for kids, teens and adults
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    Mango Languages
    Online language-learning platform with videos, audio clips and quizzes
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    Naxos Music Library
    Stream more than two million tracks of classical, jazz, opera, pop, rock and more
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    OverDrive (Library To Go)
    Borrow thousands of ebooks and e-audiobooks for all ages
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    RBdigital Magazines
    Instantly read digital magazines on your device

World Languages

Our World Languages collection includes books, ebooks, magazines, music CDs and DVDs in 11 languages. These materials are housed at eight of our branches. You can also search the catalogue for items in the language of your choice and place a hold to pick them up at your preferred branch.

World Language DVDs are placed with English and French DVDs and can be found in the DVD section at all branches.

We also carry children’s bilingual books, with text in English and a second language. These books can be found in the Bilingual section at our branches.

Children’s Books: Central

Digital: Overdrive

Adult Books: Bruce Hutchison, Central, Emily Carr, Nellie McClung, Saanich Centennial

Children’s Books: Bruce Hutchison, Central, Emily Carr, Juan de Fuca, Nellie McClung, Oak Bay, Saanich Centennial

Adult Music CDs: Bruce Hutchison, Central, Nellie McClung

Children’s Music CDs: Bruce Hutchison, Central, Nellie McClung

Digital: cloudLibraryHooplaInstantFlix, Overdrive, Library PressDisplay, Zinio

Adult Books: Central

Children’s Books: Central

Digital: cloudLibrary, InstantFlix, Overdrive, Library PressDisplay

Adult Books: Emily Carr, Saanich Centennial

Digital: Hoopla, InstantFlix, Library PressDisplayOverdrive

Adult Books: Central

Children’s Books: Central

Digital: InstantFlix, Overdrive, Library PressDisplay

Adult Books: Central, Nellie McClung

Children’s Books: Central, Nellie McClung

Adult Music CDs: Bruce Hutchison, Central, Nellie McClung

Children’s Music CDs: Central, Nellie McClung

Digital: Hoopla, InstantFlix, Library PressDisplay

Adult Books: Central

Children’s Books: Central

Adult Music CDs: Bruce Hutchison, Central, Nellie McClung

Digital: Hoopla, InstantFlix, Library PressDisplay

Adult Books: Bruce Hutchison, Emily Carr, Saanich Centennial

Children’s Books: Bruce Hutchison, Saanich Centennial

Adult Books: Central

Children’s Books: Central

Adult Books: Bruce Hutchison, Central, Saanich Centennial

Children’s Books: Bruce Hutchison, Central, Emily Carr, Esquimalt, Juan de Fuca, Oak Bay, Saanich Centennial

Children’s Music CDs: Bruce Hutchison, Central, Juan de Fuca

Digital: cloudLibraryHooplaInstantFlix, Overdrive, Library PressDisplay, Zinio

Adult Books: Central

Children’s Books: Central

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    DragonSource
    Digital copies of popular Chinese-language magazines
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    Hoopla
    Instantly access digital movies, music, audiobooks TV shows and more
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    Library PressDisplay
    Today’s international newspapers from 100 countries with full images and text
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    READ MORE
    Mango Languages
    Online language-learning platform with videos, audio clips and quizzes
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    READ MORE
    Naxos Music Library
    Stream more than two million tracks of classical, jazz, opera, pop, rock and more
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    READ MORE
    OverDrive (Library To Go)
    Borrow thousands of ebooks and e-audiobooks for all ages
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    READ MORE
    RBdigital Magazines
    Instantly read digital magazines on your device

English Language Learning

With Mango Languages, you can brush up on more than 70 world languages
as well as take English courses, which are offered in 21 different languages.

Enjoy free access with your GVPL library card.

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