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Martha S. Grafton Library

French: Books & Movies

A guide to resources in French, including books, reference materials, and databases.

Interlibrary Loan

If you find an item you want but Grafton doesn't own it, you can request the item through interlibrary loan using the brown Request an Item Through Interlibrary Loan button.

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Interlibrary loan allows Grafton to borrow books and articles from other libraries on your behalf. It may take a few days, but it drastically increases the number of sources available to you!

French language movies at Grafton

This is a list of some of the French-language feature films we have at Grafton. They are located on the first floor by the elevator. They are shelved alphabetically by title.

  • The 400 Blows (Quatre cents coups) by Francois Truffaut
  • Diva by Jean-Jacques Beineix
  • Grand Illusion by Jean Renoir
  • A Prophet (Un prophete) by Jacques Audiard
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les parapluies de Cherbourg) by Jacques Demy
  • White (Trois couleurs, blanc) by Krzysztof Kieslowski 

Finding books

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You have many options when it comes to finding and using books. The Grafton Library Discovery Service (GLDYS), allows you to search for books and ebooks both here at Grafton library and in libraries around the world. If you're just looking for books, make sure to pay attention to the limiters on your search, because GLDYS also allows you to search for articles and video materials. 

French Books

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Finding library books

Books on French topics will be located in many sections throughout the library. Here are a few...

  • DC: History of France
  • PQ: French literature
  • PC: Romance languages