Library - Alliance Française Silicon Valley
The library at Campbell is supported by the Alliance Française Silicon Valley (AFSCV) and subscribes to the mission of the association, which aims to contribute to the promotion of the French language and culture to foreigners.
The AFSCV aims to bring cultures together, specifically between French, francophones, and Americans through a variety of programing. In this way, the AFSCV Campbell library offers a large choice of books in French for adults, teens and children.
Everyone who wishes to borrow books, CDs, and DVDs for free in the AFSC Campbell library must be a member of the Alliance Française Silicon Valley and must have an active membership. Members of the Alliance Française San Francisco (AFSF) with an active membership can also become a member of the AFSCV Campbell library.
To become a member of the Alliance Française Silicon Valley or to renew your membership, go to : afscv.extranet-aec.com
Borrowing books, DVDs, and CDs from the AFSCV Campbell library by members of the AFSCV or AFSF is free.
People who are not an AFSCV or AFSF member can borrow books, DVDs and CDs from the AFSCV Campbell library for a fee per borrowed support. The fee is $0.50 per support and per loan period.
To subscribe to the AFSCV Campbell Library, the borrower must be physically present at the AFSCV Campbell Library premises, 591 W. Hamilton Ave, room 9, during library business hours.
You must prove your identity, your address, and your membership to the Alliance Française Silicon Valley or to the Alliance Française San Francisco to obtain your library card.
To register at the AFSCV Campbell Library, you must present one piece of valid photo ID along with your valid Alliance Française membership card or the receipt of your membership payment.
The expiration date of your library card is the same as that of your Alliance Française membership card.
The AFSCV Campbell Library freely loans books, CDs, and DVDs available in the online catalogue, accessible from the following link: http://library.afscv.org/opac_css
The loan period is 3 weeks. Each item can be renewed once, for a new loan period of 3 weeks, unless the book, CD, or DVD is already requested by another patron.
At any given time, a member of the library can borrow a maximum of:
- 6 items (books, CDs, and/or DVDs) for a standard membership or no membership;
- 10 items for a family with a family membership.
A patron can reserve books, CDs, or DVDs online, up to the number of borrowable items (6 or 10 depending on the scenario). If available, the books, DVDs, and CDs, will be reserved for 7 days after the validation by a member of the library. If unclaimed after the 7-day period, the items will be made available for other patrons to borrow.
To borrow books, DVDs, and CDs, you must present your library card given to you at the time of registration.
Borrowing and returning books, CDs, and DVDs must be completed at the AFSCV Campbell library, during library business hours.
Borrowed books, DVDs, and CDs are the responsibility of the borrower. Every borrower must treat the items with care and notify the library volunteers of any damages.
It is strictly forbidden to write in, bend, or make any type of markings on the books, DVDs and CDs. These items must be returned in their original condition.
In the case that an item (book, CD, DVD) is returned late, a late fee of $0.50/day will be applied to each late item.
In the case of lost or damaged items, the borrower must ensure the replacement of the book, DVD, or CD.