The general circulating collections of the Marriott Library include over 40,000 volumes in French:
Once you have done a search in our catalog, one of the facets on the right side of the screen is Language. If you click on French, most of your results should be in that language, but titles translated from French (into English, for example) will also show up. Please feel free to contact me if you aren't able to find what you're looking for.
Browsing the shelves of a library can lead to serendipitous discoveries. But even with browsing it can help to have an idea of where particular subjects are located. The following lists will give the browsers among you a place to start.
Books on French as a language (philology, grammar, syntax, dictionaries) will be found at the north end of Level 2, between the call numbers PC2001 and PC3761, with most French-English dictionaries at PC2640.
French literature and the literature of the larger French-speaking world will be found between the call numbers PQ1 and PQ3999, as follows:
United States PQ3920-PQ3939
West Indies PQ3940-PQ3949.3
South America, Mexico and Central America PQ3950-PQ3950.3
(You can explore this in much greater detail at http://www.loc.gov/aba/publications/FreeLCC/PQ-text.pdf.)
The corresponding call numbers for the history and culture of these countries are found on the east side of Level 2:
French Guiana F2441-F2471
French West Indies F2151
West Indies F1601-F1629
Burkina Faso DT555-DT555.9
Central African Republic DT546.3-DT546.39
Democratic Republic of the Congo DT641-DT665
Ivory Coast DT545-DT545.9
Republic of the Congo DT546.2-DT546.29
To find children's books in French in our catalog: