The Library offers print and online resources in a variety of languages, including bilingual dictionaries, popular fiction and non-fiction books in Italian, Polish, and Spanish. Ask at either the Adult or Kids & Teens Services Desks for help finding these print collections, or get started using the online resources below.

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Mango Languages
Offers interactive language learning in Spanish, French, German, Greek, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, and more. Use Mango on your computer or mobile device. There are also ESL courses for Spanish, Polish, French, and more speakers.
Find practice questions and study materials for the U.S. citizenship test, as well as information about the process of becoming a citizen. also offers resume and cover letter assistance; GED, ACT, and SAT practice questions and study materials; and more.


Additional Online Resources 

Babbel- Free, interactive language learning for Spanish, Polish, Italian, French, German, and more. Switch the site’s display language at the top of the page to learn English.

Busuu- Get started learning a language with flashcards and corrections from native speakers. Premium features require a paid account.

Duolingo- Free online language learning courses for beginners and more advanced learners. Coverage includes ESL, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, and more.

Foreign Service Institute language courses- Free, public domain materials developed by the U.S. government. More than 40 languages are covered.

Living Language- If you are learning with a Living Language audio course, download free listener’s guides, phrasebooks, bonus audio, and more through their site.

Memrise- Learn visually with user-generated, mnemonic flashcards.

Open Culture- Links to free language courses from around the Web, covering 48 languages. 

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