Ngā rauemi mā ngā kaikōrero Wīwī Resources for French speakers
Wellington City Libraries has Magazines, Books, DVDs and Music CDs in French, as well as many useful resources for people learning English.
MagazinesFrench magazines are located on the First Floor of Central Library, to the left of the stairs, in the Arts, Music & Literature area. You may read magazines in the Library, or borrow lending copies for one week with your Library Card. Our magazines include:
- Paris Match
Books in FrenchBooks in French are held on the First Floor of the Central Library, to the left of the stairs, near the Arts, Music & Literature Enquiries Desk. There is a large collection of fiction from France, USA, & UK, and some French poetry, drama & history. You may read these books in the Library, or borrow them for 3 weeks with your Library Card.
DVDs and Music CDsCDs and DVDs may be borrowed for 1 week with your Library Card. A borrowing fee is charged for Sound & Vision materials.
Music CDs are on the Ground Floor of Central Library, in the Sound & Vision Centre. Look for the World Music: France section.
|Rapa Iti, volume II
The Tahitian Choir.
There are also a number of French films on DVD. Go to the Movies: Foreign Language section.
The Battle of Algiers.
Focus on IELTS by Susan O'Connell.
|In our collection we have:|
These items are available in the Adult Learning Collection, the main collection at 420.7 and 428.24, and the Central Sound & Vision Centre. There are Adult Learning collections at Central, Newtown, Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie), Johnsonville, Miramar and Karori Libraries.
All of these items are FREE to borrow and are issued for 3 weeks. You can borrow as many items as you like.
For more information, visit our English as a Second Language pathfinder.
Books in EnglishOur fiction collection is shelved alphabetically by author surname. We have many French novels translated into English.
Our books are organised by a numbering system and the same system is used at all branches. For example, The Road Code for car, motor cycle and truck driver's licenses is shelved at 343.0946 DON. There are copies at all Libraries and they can be borrowed for 3 weeks. If no copies are currently available, you can reserve one with your Library Card.
Here are some subjects you may find useful:
- 428: learning English
- 443: French-English dictionaries
- 500s: science, the universe, plants and animals
- 640-649: home care, sewing for the home, children's & adults' clothing, cooking and parenting
- 650s: information on working in New Zealand
- 700s: art, calligraphy, music, movies & entertainment
- 800s: literature, including poetry, plays, essays and letters (French literature is in the 840s)
- 900s: countries, travel and history, including French history (944) and travel (914.4), Algerian history (965.05) and travel (916.5), French Polynesian history (996.21) and travel (919.62), and New Zealand history (993.1) and travel (919.31).
|Tahiti & French Polynesia by Hilary Rogers, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Tony Wheeler.||The new Oxford companion to literature in French edited by Peter France.||The sword and the cross by Fergus Fleming.||Visions & realities : France in the Pacific, 1695-1995 by John Dunmore.|
Please ask us if you need help finding anything you need.