The Lycée Français de Chicago Library serves as a general resource center, a cultural resource center, and a training center for information literacy.

A General Resource Center

The library provides a diverse catalogue of paper and electronic resources, including content that compliments the school’s curriculum and provides students and families with recreational reading material.

A Cultural Resource Center

As part of a bi-lingual, multi-cultural school, the Lycée’s library is home to diverse informational material to provide our school community with cultural reading and resources. Various authors, journalists, designers, and others are represented among the writings and exhibitions available. Promotions for various cultural events in Chicago are also promoted within the library.

A Training Center for Information Literacy

Literacy and research lessons, activities and practices are available in the Lycée library. Students are taught how to develop critical thinking skills and research methods to support their core academics.

Hours of Operation:

Monday:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday:  8:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Lycée library is open students, teachers and parents. While in the library, students are expected to be peaceful and quiet, and to take care of the materials and equipment they use. Middle school students may access the library for project work or research during their study hours by scheduling an appointment in coordination with their teacher or supervisor. Parents are welcome to check out books or DVD for use at home.
A catalog of resources available can be accessed online at:
Returns and overdue fines
Books borrowed must be returned no later than the date indicated. Delays are subject to a daily 25 ¢ fine (50 ¢ for videos and DVDs) as well as restrictions on reserving additional materials. If a book is not returned and is considered lost, the product must be replaced or repaid.
Our library accepts all material donations relevant to our school community.

Marion Bouscarle is the Lycée’s full-time teacher-librarian. She works alongside part-time librarian, Marie Erinkitola who also teaches music at the school in the elementary grades. For more information on the Lycée library, please contact Marion at or  Marie at


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