World Languages Collection (WLC)
The Newark Public Library's World Languages Collection is designed to meet the needs of native speakers of a variety of European, Asian, Middle Eastern and Creole world languages, as well as of persons interested in language study. It includes fiction and nonfiction in the languages listed below:
Children's books in world languages can be found at the end of the adult books in each collection.
World languages books are located on the first floor of the Main Library, except for the Portuguese collection, which is housed at the Van Buren Branch. The Spanish collection is located in the Sala Hispanoamericana, a reading room and reference area on the first floor of the Main Library, staffed by bilingual (English-Spanish) personnel at all times.
World languages materials are listed in the Library's online catalog. If you wish to find materials in a particular language, please click here.
Please note: Catalog entries for works written in Non-Roman scripts (e.g., Chinese, Russian, Hindi, Korean, etc.) are in Romanized form.
The Newark Public Library is pleased to fill title, author, and subject requests for individual items from all its language collections. Such items are lent for one month.
Libraries may submit their individual item requests via:
Please note: Our symbol is NPL.
On April 21, 2008, the Newark Public Library will re-institute bulk loans of books in world languages to New Jersey libraries.
Libraries may procure bulk loans in two ways:
The requesting library is responsible for borrowed materials from the time they leave the supplying library until they have been returned and received by the supplying library. If damage or loss occurs, the requesting library is responsible for compensation or replacement.
For additional information, please see the New Jersey Interlibrary Loan Code.
School libraries are welcome to send us individual item requests as well as to participate in the bulk loan program. Please know that NPL uses Velocity, the statewide delivery system. If your library is not a participant, please call the ILL office at 973-733-7768 to discuss delivery options.
If you have questions regarding The Newark Public Library's World Languages Collection, please call 973-733-3637 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions regarding interlibrary loans? Please call the Interlibrary Services Department at 973-733-7768, or email email@example.com.
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