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Foreign Language Collections

Language Center

We are in the process of creating a Language Center.

All foreign language books, Chinese and Russian films, ESL materials, and resources dedicated to learning a foreign language are located on the 3rd floor. All foreign language DVDs with subtitles are located on the first floor. 

Foreign Language Resources

Download this Excel file of our Hebrew Language titles to search and sort in Hebrew characters! Hebrew collection -Newton Free Library

See a list of our Chinese Language materials 中文集 or Find digital Chinese materials on OverDrive*

See a list of our Korean Language materials 한국어 자료

See a list of our Russian Language materials Материалы на русском языке or Find digital Russian materials on OverDrive*


*OverDrive is a digital services that offers nearly 10,000 ebook and audiobooks available to all Newton Free Library card holders. Visit today and log in with your library card to learn more!

    Books and DVD films in Other Languages at the Newton Free Library.

    The Library has books in 17 foreign languages, both fiction and nonfiction: Bengali, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Marathi, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Yiddish. Look for them on the 3rd floor.

    The Children's Room in the Library has books in 7 foreign languages, both fiction and nonfiction: Chinese, French, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and, Spanish.

    The Newton Free Library adult foreign language DVD collection (on the 1st floor) includes films in the following 57 world languages: Arabic; Bambara; Bengali; Bosnian; Chinese, Cantonese and Mandarin (found on the third floor); Croatian: Czech; Danish; Dutch; Dzongkha; Estonian; Farsi; Finnish; French; Georgian; German; Greek; Gujarati; Hebrew; Hindi; Hungarian; Icelandic: Indonesian; Iranian; Italian; Japanese; Kannada; Korean; Kurdish; Macedonian; Malayalam; Mongolian; Norwegian; Persian; Polish; Portuguese; Punjabi;  Romanian; Russian (found on the third floor); Sanscrit; Serbian; Serbo-Croatian; Sinhalese; Spanish; Swedish; Tamil; Telugu; Thai; Tibetan; Turkish; Urdu; Vietnamese; Vogel; Wolof; Yiddish; and, Zulu.

    The Library's Children's Room foreign language CD and DVD collection includes films in the following world languages: Chinese, Hebrew, Korean and Russian.  We also have books, CDs, DVDs, and Playaway Views for children in our learning languages section, in the following languages:  Chinese, English, French, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.