Borrowing free reference books, children's novels, and even comics to read on your computer or tablet is now possible free of charge via the Digital Library of the Francophonie des Amériques, for which registration is free.
The Center de la francophonie des Amériques launched the Digital Library of the Francophonie of the Americas last Friday. It all took place on the occasion of Quebec International Book Fair, in the presence of his godfather, the writer Dany Laferrière.
The Digital Library of the Francophonie of the Americas is a place to find thousands of books, educational resources and reference works in French, available free for electronic tablets or via the Internet, in ePub or PDF format. You just need to register for free to be able to borrow up to 4 books. If they are not available, a reservation system allows you to be notified automatically by email when this is the case.
The current selection includes hundreds of books intended for young people, among other audiences. Thus, students will be able to borrow novels, albums, comics or documentaries specially designed for them by authors from here and elsewhere. Many well-known publishing houses are in the catalog, including Dominique et Compagnie, Hurtubise, de l'Isatis, Québec Amérique, La Courte Échelle, Bayard Canada, À Lire and many others.
This library is also a public space for exchange and sharing, the Espace BN, where users can submit their reviews, share their favorites and make requests.
To encourage participation, the Center will issue 10 digital e-readers at the end of April for those who submit their literary reviews in words, photos or videos.