French Collection

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Our French collection has materials for children, teens, adults and parents, including books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, eBooks and eAudiobooks.

In our Junior French section, you’ll find resources for babies up to grade eight, including baby board books, graphic novels, big books, fairy tales, easy readers, fiction, DVDs and more.

Our Teen French section has popular fiction, bestsellers and non-fiction titles across a variety of genres and subjects.

Adults will find fiction and non-fiction books, DVDs, CDs, magazines and eMagazines, eBooks, and eAudiobooks. The nonfiction area focuses on biographies and memoirs, workplace issues, health, Arts, Canada and more.

Our French parenting collection covers physical and psychological development and addresses a vast number of issues parents may face. Learn how to encourage reading, activities, and games.

Digital Library - Multilingual Resources

Language Learning

Mango Languages - Learn over 70 languages through interactive lessons and activities, including Spanish, English, French, German, Korean – and even Pirate!

Little Pim - 10 language programs for kids ages 0-6 including Arabic, Chinese, English/ESL, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.

French Language Resources

Encyclopedia Universalis - Une importante encyclopédie de langue française.   L'information est regroupée par ordre alphabétique et thématique. On y trouve aussi un dictionnaire, un atlas des pays, et des sites Internet recommandés. Pour la meilleur expérience, utilisez Chrome ou Firefox.  N'utilisez pas Internet Explorer.

Encyclopedia Universalis Junior - Une encyclopédie en français spécialement conçue pour les enfants et les jeunes adolescents.  Il existe une version anglaise de plusieurs articles, ainsi qu’un dictionnaire français – anglais, anglais - français.  Pour la meilleur expérience, utilisez Chrome ou Firefox.  N'utilisez pas Internet Explorer.

MaBiblioNumerique - Vous y trouverez des œuvres de fiction pour les adultes, ados, et enfants – albums, bandes-dessinées, et romans ainsi que des documentaires d’intérêt général.

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Sante en Francais - Fournit des rapports faciles à lire avec des renseignements scientifiquement fondés dans le domaine de la santé.

Tumble Biblio Enfants - Elle inclut des livres pour enfants, des romans jeunesse, des romans classique, des vidéos, des casse têtes et jeux, des nouvelles graphiques et des livres en d’autres langues comme en espagnol et en anglais.

 Multilingual Language Resources

Libraries on the Go ebooks & audiobooks - Borrow popular and bestselling eBooks and audiobooks in English, French, Chinese, German, Russian, and Spanish.

PressReader - Delivers full-colour, full-page images of over 6,000 newspapers and magazines from 120 countries in 60 languages the day they hit the newsstands.  Archives of up to 60 days are available as well as today's papers.  Advanced features include setting up your own collection of preferred titles, the option to join the conversation and comment on articles, automated translation, and the ability to listen to articles.  Includes the Barrie Examiner, Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, and many more Canadian and International titles.

RBdigital Online Magazines - Full digital copies of popular English and French magazines. Read online on your phone, tablet, computer or Kindle, or download the app to read offline.  

Movie Recommendations

We have an extensive collection of French DVDs – check out our list of recommended French movies.

Online Databases

Access our online databases with your library card and PIN, from any phone, tablet or computer.

Encyclopedia Universalis
French-language encyclopedia searchable by keywords or themes. Also includes a dictionary, world atlas with country statistics, and links to trusted internet sites. Launch Encyclopedia Universalis.

Universalis Junior
French-language encyclopedia designed for children and young teens, with French-English and English-French dictionaries. Many articles have an English version. Launch Universalis Junior.

Download French-language e-books to your computer or mobile device, including fiction and non-fiction, adult and children's books. English Login | French Login

Santé en Français
Consumer health information based on the most recent scientifically based studies. These physician-verified reports cover a variety of diseases, conditions and treatments. Launch Santé en Français.

Digital copies of over 750 French magazines and newspapers. Borrow and download to your phone, tablet or computer, access back issues up to 60 days, and get alerted when new issues come out. Launch PressReader.

RBdigital (formerly Zinio)
Digital copies of many French magazines, including 7 Jours, Elle Québec, Les Affaires Plus, Chez Soi, Coup de Pouce, Fleurs Plantes Jardins, La Semaine, and more. Borrow and download to your phone, tablet or computer, access back issues and get alerted when new issues come out. Launch RBdigital.