Community Languages

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Sacramento is multilingual and so is our collection.

  • Enjoy reading in your first language
  • Borrow books and audiobooks in a variety of languages
  • Discover movies from all over the world in our International Films Collection

Scroll through the book lists below to see what we have on our shelves. Don't see what you're looking for? Recommend a title you'd like to see added to any of the collections.


Spanish Collection
From classics to cookbooks to telenovelas, our Spanish-language collection covers a wide range of topics and interests.



Want to browse just Spanish-language ebooks and audiobooks? Visit our OverDrive ebook catalog.

On the shelf at: all locations and the Mobile Library (aka The Wanderer)
Chinese Collection

On the shelf at:
Arden, Carmichael, Central, Colonial Heights, Belle Cooledge, Elk Grove, Franklin, Martin Luther King Jr., Ella K. McClatchy, McKinley, North Natomas, Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven, Rancho Cordova, Southgate, Valley Hi-North Laguna

Browse Chinese-language ebooks and audiobooks.
Arabic Collection

On the shelf at:
Arcade, Arden-Dimick, Carmichael, Franklin, North Sacramento-Hagginwood, Vincent Van Go (aka Vinny), Outreach

Browse Arabic-language ebooks and audiobooks.
Hindi Collection

On the shelf at:
Elk Grove, Franklin North Natomas, Valley Hi-North Laguna
Hmong Collection

On the shelf at:
Colonial Heights, Del Paso Heights, Franklin, Martin Luther King Jr., Southgate, Valley Hi-North Laguna
Korean Collection

On the shelf at:
Rancho Cordova
Pashto Collection

On the shelf at:
Arcade, Carmichael, Franklin
Punjabi Collection

On the shelf at:
Elk Grove, Franklin, North Natomas, Valley Hi-North Laguna
Persian Collection

On the shelf at:
Arcade, Carmichael, Franklin
Russian Collection

On the shelf at:
Arcade, Arden, Carmichael, Del Paso Heights, Elk Grove, Fair Oaks, North Highlands, North Natomas, Orangevale, Rancho Cordova, Rio Linda, Southgate, Sylvan Oaks, Valley Hi-North Laguna and Vincent Van Go (aka Vinny), Outreach.

Browse Russian-language ebooks and audiobooks.
Tagalog Collection

On the shelf at:
Elk Grove, Franklin, North Natomas, Valley Hi-North Laguna
Ukrainian Collection

On the shelf at:
Carmichael, North Highlands-Antelope, Sylvan Oaks, Vincent Van Go (aka Vinny), Outreach
Vietnamese Collection

On the shelf at:
Colonial Heights, Elk Grove, Franklin, Valley-Hi-North Laguna

International Films

Have Questions?
Can I request a book be sent to my nearest library?

Yes. Even if an item is not available at your branch, you can request that it be delivered to your library branch of choice. Simply select the location where you’d like to pick up the item when you place it on hold. Also, check out recommend titles. 

Do you offer the Library card application in languages other than English?

Yes. We have printable applications translated into multiple languages.

Do you have programs and services available in other languages than English?

Yes. Depending on the language, the Library offers services like bilingual storytime, online language learning and more through our Community Languages services.

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