click-&-Collect Service

The library is back! 

The Alliance Française DC Library is offering a click-&-collect curbside service! 

Click-&-Collect Suspended

In light of the Omicron crisis and the risk levels at the highest possible level in the DMV, the Alliance Française building is closed, and curbside service is suspended, until further notice. We sincerely apologize for the incovenience and we hope that everyone stays safe.

For questions, please e-mail

How does it work?

  1. Connect to your AFDC Library account through our online catalog. 
  2. Reserve your desired items by clicking on the green "Reserve" button next to eligible titles. 
  3. Once you have submitted your reservations, using the pre-set dates above, choose the day and time that you would like. You will then need to send a e-mail to with your selected timeslot. 
  4. On the day of your pick-up appointment, you will receive an e-mail from the library confirming your reservation and the contactless pick-up. 
  5. You may also submit your reservations and desired timeslot by e-mail to

Contactless Pick-up & COVID-19 Policies

In order to ensure the proper functioning of this service, as well as the health and safety of all, please respect the following policies during your visit: 

  1. Reservations must be submitted 48 hours in advance before your desired pick-up date. 
  2. Timeslots are reserved on a first come, first served basis. 
  3. You are required to wear a mask when you come to pick up your reserved materials. 
  4. Entry into the building is not permitted. When you come to pick up your reservations, you will need to wait outside and call the library. 
  5. If you exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, etc.), DO NOT COME. Call your health care provider immediately. 
  6. If you have to cancel your appointment, please notify the library 48 hours in advance.
  7. If you would like to return old materials, please notify the library when you reserve your timeslot. Any materials to be returned must be placed in a bag or returned via the drop box. 

Borrowing Policies

A valid and current Alliance Française DC membership is required in order to check out library materials. Borrowing quotas may be found here. During this time, items will be checked out to you for 60 days. After 60 days, items must be renewed or returned.