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Language Resources

Finding Books and Films in World Languages

Language facet in Discovery catalogThe Discovery Catalog's search makes finding materials in world languages easy. It often can account for variant spellings.

The search limits on the left side of the page include a Language category that can help you narrow your current results. Just click the individual language to limit the current results to one specific language. You also may select (or deselect) multiple languages using the check boxes along with the Include or Exclude buttons.

Category facet including Foreing language video in Discovery CatalogIf you are searching for films in world languages, the Category limit includes one for "Foreign language video." Again, these search limits apply to the current search results, so you won't see the category for foreign language video unless your results include titles that fall under that category.

To begin your search, go directly to the new Discovery Catalog at discover.westlakelibrary.org or use the search box at the top of this web page.

Welcoming Week logo and Welcome in many languages

Join us September 11-17, 2022, for Welcoming Week at WPPL with events and more aimed at building strong connections with neighbors of all backgrounds. The week culminates with the Community Welcome Fair featuring local groups sharing their stories, traditions and food.

More Language Resources

You can access language learning software for many languages, including English, on our Databases and Subscriptions page. 

World language training and usage tools
Translate text and webpages between a long list of languages.
Contact us by phone or email with questions about language resources

Resources for Learning and Teaching English and US Citizenship

Print and digital resources for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), and information about United States citizenship.