World Language Collections

World Language Collections

The Boston Public Library maintains world language collections for the languages listed below. These languages were chosen based on circulation data, demographic information, and anticipated future demand.

Many branches have world language collections. Click on the language below to be taken to our catalog holdings for each language, and view availability across branches. You may limit by location on the left hand menu under available libraries.  All languages are collected by the Central Library.

The world language collections may include books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, and newspapers for adults, children, and teens.

Instant access to newspapers and magazines in over 60 languages can be found online with your library card and pin number at PressReader.

You can also access our OverDrive World Language Collection of eBooks, magazines, and audiobooks.

With LOTE4Kids, kids can enjoy thousands of picture books in more than 65 languages, including sign language, with English translations.

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