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Multilingual Library Resources

List of languages

Most multilingual books are located at the A.C. Hunter Library in St. John's, but can be borrowed from any public library location in the province. Ask your local staff to place a request for you.

Children's Books:

  • Albanian
  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Bulgarian
  • Chinese
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • Farsi
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Gujarati
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Innu
  • Inuktitut
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Kurdish
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Malayalam
  • Mi'kmaq
  • Nepali
  • Norwegian
  • Punjabi
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbo-Croatian
  • Shona
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Swedish
  • Tagalog
  • Tamil
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Tigrinya
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese
  • Yoruba

Books for adults:

  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • Urdu
  • and more

DVDs:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Norwegian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • and more

Digital Children's Books:

Digital Magazines/Newspapers:

Thank you!

Many of these resources are a result of The Welcome Project, a community consultation project aimed at making our libraries more welcoming for newcomers. The project used a process based loosely on Participatory Budgeting, and the top priorities identified by our community participants were: translation of library materials into the languages most spoken in our province, purchase of multilingual picture books for children, and outreach visits. Thank you to all the participants who took part in our consultations and helped identify these first steps. This project, including translation of pamphlets and purchase of multilingual children’s books in 47 languages, was made possible with support from:

  • St. John's Local Immigration Partnership
  • City of St. John's
  • Cities For People (an initiative of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation in partnership with Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador)

An additional expansion of our adult multilingual collection was made possible with generous support from:

  • The Way Forward on Immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador (Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism, Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour)