Library Terms of Use

Our library is open to everyone, adults and children of all ages. To check out books from our library, you need to be registered as a member or as a current student of the Alliance Française de Détroit/French Institute of Michigan.

Registration to the library gives access to a collection of books, magazines, DVDs, and comic books in French as well as to the Culturethèque e-library in French.

How can I register?

 If you are not currently a student of the Alliance Française de Détroit/French Institute of Michigan, you must become a member. Note: Children under 18 must be part of a family membership or student of AFD/FIM.

How do I use my membership?

As soon as you become a member, you will be entered in our data base of members. As a member, you will have access to the library’s collection of material including the Culturethèque e-library in French, receive invitations to our events and programs, and benefit from a membership fee at our events. Membership is good for one year from the date of registration.

How to borrow books from the library with my membership?
How many books and for how long?

Book can be borrowed for one month. DVDs: 14 days.

2 items maximum per member

Library materials may be renewed by phone (248) 538 5440, by email at or in person. Popular items may only be renewed one time, providing there are no holds on the item. You will be prohibited from checking out materials if you have overdue items on your account.


Borrowers are responsible for all materials borrowed from the library. In case material is past due, a late fee of $1.00 will be charged and a $ 0.10 per day and per material will be charged. Payment is due the day material is returned to the library. Invoice may be sent if material is overdue.

Lost or damaged material

Minor Damages: Item can be returned to collection for repair. A $2 repair fee will be charged at user’s expense. - Replacement: Item cannot be repaired or is lost; it will be replaced at user’s charge at current market value when available or average cost for similar item in the same classification, whichever is higher.