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

The Library has books in many foreign languages, both fiction and nonfiction: Armenian, 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 includes films in the following languages:

Arabic; Bambara; Bengali; Bosnian; Chinese; Cantonese and Mandarin; 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.