The library at the Centre des Grands-Vents has an extensive selection of resources in French, and welcomes members all year long for activities and browsing!

The library is currently closed for renovation. A message will be sent out upon reopening.

Thank you for your understanding.

The library and the Internet Access Centre at the Centre des Grands-Vents is a resource open not only to students of the school but also Francophones and the general public of the St. John’s region.

In addition to a large collection of books for adults, young people, and children, we are pleased to offer an extensive selection of films on DVD, hundreds of music CDs, and free Internet access.

For more information, contact us at (709)726-4900 or by email at [email protected].

The library will be open on request only. Please contact us via phone or email.

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  • Book lending;
  • Film (DVD) lending;
  • Access to reference books (dictionaries, magazines, etc.).
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  • Free access to high-speed Internet;
  • CD and DVD reader and burner;
  • Scanner (Canon Canoscan 8400F)
  • Printer; Photocopier.

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  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint);
  • Suite OpenOffice;
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro 9 (for designing and reading PDF files);
  • Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere…and more!
  • We offer help for researching and software use!

For more information, contact us at (709) 757-2853 or by email at [email protected]

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Here are some links to resources available online:

Tools for Linguistic Improvement

The Grand Dictionnaire Terminologique (GDT) is a bank of terminological data composed of terms from different specialized domains.

The Banque de Dépannage Linguistique (BDL) de l’OQLF offers clear answers to frequently asked questions related to spelling, grammar, syntax, punctuation, vocabulary, typography, abbreviations and symbols, proper nouns, pronunciation, writing and communication. This bank deals with general language, and in this way differs from the Grand Dictionnaire Terminologique, which provides definitions and French translations of thousands of technical and scientific terms.

TermiumPlus is a terminological and linguistic database made up of more than 3,900,000 terms in French, English, and Spanish.

The Trésor de la Langue Française informatisé (TLFi) is a French language dictionary.

Here is a dictionary of French synonyms and antonyms.

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Electronic books, or ebooks, can be downloaded legally and free of charge in different versions (big screen or e-reader) at these two addresses:

Ebooks libres et gratuits – La bibliothèque électronique du Québec:


For more information, contact us at (709) 757-2853 or by email at [email protected]