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Language Collections

We have books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, newspapers and digital content in many languages. We also have materials that can help you learn a new language.

Questions? Ask any staff member or call 519-743-0271.

Learn a New Language

Do you want to learn a new language, or pick up some conversational phrases before travelling? Or do you need to practice for the IELTS test? We can help.

To find language learning or practice materials, search the library catalogue using terms such as “learn Spanish” or “IELTS practice”.

The library also provides access to the following online language learning tools, which you can use anywhere, at any time, with your library card:

Clear Pronunciation 1

Learn to pronounce the sounds of the English language through audio, video and interactive activities.


Learn over 80 languages with self-directed lessons, videos and more. Create a free account to track your progress.

Pronunciator ProCitizen Canada

An interactive course for newcomers preparing to take the Canadian Citizenship Test. You must have a Pronunciator account to take this course.

Road to IELTS

Designed to help people learning English with Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, Road to IELTS helps exam candidates with every aspect of test preparation.

Read in Your Language

With your library card, you can access books, magazines and newspapers in many languages.

Cantook Station

This e-book and audiobook collection offers French-language titles published in Quebec, and French translations of English titles, for all ages.

Download Library

Download e-books, audiobooks and magazines, or stream a selection of films.

Dragon Source – Chinese Magazines Online

A wide selection of popular Chinese-language magazines are available for online reading in this collection.

LOTE Online for Kids

Choose from over 850 digital books in 35+ languages. Each book is translated and narrated in English to help with reading and literacy development.

Press Reader

Instant access to newspapers and magazines from around the world.

At the Library

We have thousands of books, DVDs, and magazines in several languages at each library location.