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French Language and Literature: Subject Guide: Books

French Books

The following books can help you get started in your French language and literature research. These titles include works written in French and works written in English about topics such as French literature.

Voyager Catalog

Searching in Voyager

Voyager is the library's online catalog.  Search it to find out what books, e-books, videos, DVD's, CD's and more are available in our library.

You can select a lot of different search options in  Voyager.

Keyword Searches

A keyword search is the most general kind of search you can do. Keyword searches look for matches in the title, the author, chapter titles, etc.

Subject Headings

You can also browse subject headings for material. When you pull up a source you like, you can use the hyperlinked subject headings at the bottom of the page to find additional material. You can also conduct a subject heading list search.

Searching for subject headings can sometimes be tricky since the terms are not always what you'd expect. If you are having trouble figuring out the right terms to use, feel free to ask a librarian for help!

Here are some French language and literature subject terms you can use to get started.

Almanacs, French

Authors, French

Dramatists, French

French fiction

French language

French literature

Finding Materials in the Library

 The library uses the Dewey Decimal System to assign a unique call number to every item in the building.

The library's collection spans all three floors of the building. The Main collection is split among the three floors by call number:

000-199 First Floor
200-699 Second Floor
700-999 Third Floor

For more details about location of materials or services in the building, go to the Services, Collections and Locations page.


If you don't find exactly the right book at our library and want to see what is available at other libraries across the country, search WorldCat.

You can request books that our library does not already own through Interlibrary Loan. Allow extra time, up to two weeks, for the books to be delivered.

Or you can identify books in other libraries that you can travel to. You may want to obtain a TexShare card, which will allow you to borrow books yourself at other Texas libraries. Ask for more information at the library's Circulation Desk if you are interested in a TexShare card.

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