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Language Resources

Foreign Language Materials from Cleveland Public Library

Materials from Cleveland Public Library in languages other than EnglishIf you speak a language other than English, check out our selection of books and DVDs in languages such as Spanish, Mandarin, and Gujarati, located behind the Reference Desk. We make a new batch available for you every three months from Cleveland Public Library. If you want a title not included in this collection, we will be happy to try to get it on loan from another library.

Finding Foreign Language Books and Films

Language facet in Discovery catalogThe Discovery Catalog's search makes finding materials in foreign 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 foreign 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.

More Language Resources

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

Foreign language training and usage tools
Translate text and webpages between a long list of languages.

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.

Contact Adult Services

Ask us about books, audiobooks, movies, downloadable and streaming content, research, and online catalog searches.

Call us at 440-250-5462 or send an email using the form below.