Materials in Other Languages

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The Grand Rapids Public Library offers a wide range of international language materials. Whether you're looking for reading materials in Vietnamese, hoping to brush up on your Spanish, or interested in French cinema, this page provides a few different ways to search our catalog by language and material. Also listed are some useful online resources pertaining to international languages.

 

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Our International Language Collection

Bosnian

Chinese

French

German

Italian

Japanese

Polish

Portuguese

Russian

Serbo-Croatian

Spanish

Vietnamese


Learning the Language

Afrikaans

Albanian

Amharic

Arabic

Armenian

Azerbaijani

Balinese

Basque

Belarusian

Bengali

Bosnian

Bulgarian

Burmese

Catalan

Chinese

Creole

Czech

Danish

Dutch

English

Esperanto

Estonian

Farsi

Finnish

French

Gaelic

German

Greek

Hausa

Hawaiian

Hebrew

Hindi

Hopi

Hungarian

Indonesian

Irish

Italian

Japanese

Khmer

Korean

Latin

Latvian

Lithuanian

Malay

Mongolian

Navajo

Nepali

Norwegian

Ojibwa

Polish

Portuguese

Punjabi

Quechua

Romanian

Russian

Sanskrit

Serbo-Croatian

Slovak

Slovenian

Somali

Spanish

Swahili

Swedish

Tagalog

Tahitian

Thai

Tigrinya

Turkish

Ukrainian

Urdu

Vietnamese

Welsh

Yiddish

Yoruba

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Magazines and Journals at the Library

  • The library owns literally thousands of magazines and newspapers in print, microfiche, microfilm, and electronic formats. These magazines are located in the Reading Room, our Youth Services Department, the Grand Rapids History and Special Collections Department, and our Retrieval Desk at the Main library, as well as at each of our branches.
  • Search our catalog for specific titles.
  • Search our databases for full-text articles and citations from thousands more magazines and newspapers. Check MeL (the Michigan eLibrary) to find out if a magazine's full-text articles are included in a database.


International Films

Browse films by language with GRPLpedia Movies.

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Community Resources

West Michigan Hispanic Center Offers translation and interpretation services for Spanish, Vietnamese, Bosnian, French, Somali and other international languages.

Grand Rapids Chinese Language School The Chinese Association of West Michigan provides Saturday classes for those interested in learning Chinese language and culture.

International Language Resources in Michigan A list of resources compiled by the Canton Public Library.

Translators in Michigan A list of translators compiled by the State of Michigan.

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