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The electronic translation service on Surrey Libraries' website is hosted by Google Translate. The quality of the translation may vary in some of the languages offered by Google. The goal of the basic translation is to capture the general intention of the original English material.

Surrey Libraries cannot guarantee the quality, accuracy, or completeness of any translated information.  Before you act on translated information, we encourage you to confirm any facts that are important to you and the decisions you make.

The City of Surrey offers interpretation services at all its facilities. If you have a question about the material you read on the Surrey Libraries website, we encourage you to contact Surrey Libraries to discuss it.  You can also contact the City of Surrey at 604-591-4011 to receive interpretation support.

Chinese, Korean, Punjabi, Tagalog, Hindi

Books in World Languages

Borrow books in languages from around the world!

Search the library catalogue for books in French, Spanish, Punjabi, and Hindi.

Please visit us in person to browse other world languages. If your local library branch does have the language you want, please talk to our information staff about requesting up to 10 books in any of the languages below.

Language collections listed by library branch:

A = Adult         J = Junior (most junior collections are limited) 
 

CC = City Centre Library GL = Guildford Library SE = Semiahmoo Library
CV = Cloverdale Library NE = Newton Library SH = Strawberry Hill Library
FL = Fleetwood Library OP = Ocean Park Library PK = Port Kells Library
 

Arabic (A):

CC, GL, SH

Korean (A):

CC, FL, GL, NE, SE

Arabic (J):

CC, GL, NE, SH

Korean (J):

CC, CV, FL, GL, NE, OP, SE

Chinese (A):

CC, CV, FL, GL, NE, SE, SH

Malayalam (A):

CC

Chinese (J):

CC, CV, FL, GL, NE, OP, SE, SH

Malayalam (J):

CC

Dutch (A):

GL

Polish (A):

CC, GL

Dutch (J):

GL

Polish (J):

CC, GL

Farsi/Persian (A):

CC, NE

Punjabi (A):

CC, CV, FL, GL, NE, SH

Farsi/Persian (J):

CC, NE

Punjabi (J):

CC, CV, FL, GL, NE, SH

French (A):

CC, CV, FL, GL, NE, OP, SE, SH

Russian (A):

CC, SE

French (J):

CC, CV, FL, GL, NE, OP, PK SE, SH

Russian (J):

CC, SE

German (A):

 CC, GL, NE, SE Somali (J): SH

German (J):

CC, GL, NE, SE

Spanish (A):

CC, GL, NE, SE

Gujarati (A):

CC

Spanish (J):

CC, FL, GL, NE, SE, SH

Gujarati (J):

NE

Swahili (J):

CC

Hindi (A):

CC, FL, GL, NE, SH

Tagalog (A):

CC, FL, GL

Hindi (J):

CC, FL, GL, NE, SH

Tagalog (J):

CC, GL

Italian (J):

SE

Urdu (A):

CC, FL, GL, NE, SH

Japanese (A):

CC, GL, NE

Urdu (J):

CC, GL, NE, SH

Japanese (J):

CC, GL, NE

Vietnamese (A):

CC, FL, GL

 

 

Vietnamese (J):

CC, FL, GL, NE

*Chinese language titles are not in the catalogue, but are grouped and labelled by broad subject areas.

Other Libraries (InterLINK)

New To BC is a website service where you can search libraries beyond Surrey for more language collections. Register your Surrey Library Card at any of these libraries to borrow books for free.

Questions?

Contact the Multicultural Outreach Librarian, Ravi Basi, at 604-598-7411, or by email at rkbasi@surrey.ca