All library locations will be closed May 27th, 2024 for Memorial Day.

World Language Center

Coolidge Corner is the proud home of the Library’s World Language Center, comprised of a diverse range of books and films for all ages in Chinese, Russian, Hebrew, and Spanish.

The Chinese language collection includes more than 5,000 books and 500 DVDs. The Russian language collection offers more than 2,000 books and 300 DVDs. The Hebrew language collection is home to more than 500 books and DVDs. The Spanish language collection includes more than 400 books.

Films in these and other languages are also available at all locations as part of the general DVD collection.

World Language Materials for Children

World Language materials for children, including picture books and easy readers in Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese, are available at all Library locations. Volunteer-led World Language Storytimes are also offered on a rotating basis.

World Language eLibrary

Many of our most popular eresources also offer materials in languages other than English, including ebooks, digital audiobooks, movies, music, educational resources, and more.

Find world language ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines on OverDrive and films on Kanopy*. Hoopla* offers ebooks, audiobooks, movies, and TV in a variety of languages. Newspapers and magazines in over 60 languages, including ChineseRussian, and Spanish, are available on PressReader*.

*Access limited to Brookline residents.

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