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September 1, 2014

Using the Library

Get Help : Help in Other Languages

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Library Closed Monday, Sept. 1

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1.

Help in Other Languages

Can I get help in other languages?

Library staff members are fluent in many languages, including: Amharic, Arabic, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Oromo, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese. Ask a question - we are here to help you.

 

email your question

Email:
Use the online form to send your question.

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Telephone the World Languages Department at 206-684-0849

Telephone:
Call the World Languages Department at 206-684-0849.

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Ask at your local branch of the library

In person:
Visit the World Languages Department at the Central Library or one of the locations listed below.

 

Items in other languages

 

How can I find items in other languages?

The Library offers books, videos and music in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, Korean and Japanese.

 

Spanish:

 

Chinese:

 

Vietnamese:

 

Russian:

 

Korean:

 

Japanese:

 

You also can view the newest books, CDs and DVDs in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Russian and reserve them online or by calling the Library at 206-615-1662.

 

Are there other resources?

You can read hundreds of newspapers in 35 languages online using your Library card.

 

Select PressDisplay(Opens a new window) on the Languages page within Databases & Web Sites.

 

See also World Languages Programs and English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs for information about classes, story times and book groups held in other languages.

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