The world language collection is moving to McKim Conference Rooms A and B, located on the lower level of the McKim building (view a map). The collection size at the Central Library has been temporarily reduced to fit in the new location, but there are additional world language books available at all BPL branches and at the Archival Center. Users can request via staff and the library’s catalog world language books from any location, including the Archival Center, to be picked up at the Central Library. Library staff members have been performing ongoing collection maintenance to the world language collection to remove damaged or out-of-date books. Staff have also researched the use of the collection systemwide as well as demographic information and language trends in Boston and are partnering with new vendors to supply material in the languages most in demand in the city. In the past few months, new orders have been placed for Russian, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Haitian-Creole, and Vietnamese material. This is all building to a revitalized world language collection that better serves Bostonians.
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