Language Resources

Foreign Language Materials from CPL

Chinese scriptGujarati script

in Spanish

If you speak a language other than English, check out our selection of books and DVDs in languages such as Spanish, Mandarin, and Gujarati, located behind the Reference Desk. We make a new batch available for you every three months from Cleveland Public Library. If you want a title not included in this collection, we will be happy to try to get it on loan from another library.

Learn a language with Mango!

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With Mango Languages, you can get started with learning a new language quickly and easily with online resources. After logging in with your library card (enter ALL characters, no spaces), you can create a personal profile in order to track your progress.

Mango Languages is available on our Research Resources page, or click the image above.

Or, get the app for your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch from the iOS app store on your device or on iTunes! It works with the library's Mango Languages subscription

The app is also availabe for Android.

Little Pim: Language Lessons for Kids!

Little Pim is a fun, interactive language system for young learners! Little Pim includes animated videos and other tools to make learning a language simpler for kids.

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This site offers training in the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish


Transparent Language Online

Transparent Language Online: learn 100+ languages

Resources for Learning and Teaching English and US Citizenship

US flag imagePrint and digital resources to help learning and teaching the English language and information about United States citizenship.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)


Search our Discovery Catalog!


Classic catalog

Finding Foreign Language Books and Films

The new Discovery Catalog's search makes finding materials in foreign languages easy. It is more like an internet search engine than the old catalog, and it often can account for variant spellings.

Language facet in Discovery catalogThe search limits on the left side of the page include a Language category that can help you narrow your current results. Just click the individual language to limit the current results to one specific language. You also may select (or deselect) multiple languages using the check boxes along with the Include or Exclude buttons.

Other resources

World Book Espanol logo
The Spanish-language version of World Book Encyclopedia.
Google Translate logo
Translate text and webpages between a long list of languages.
Go To Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg: Free ebooks by language.