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: all locations except Courtland, Isleton, South Natomas, Walnut GroveVincent Van Go (aka Vinny), Outreach

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

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

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

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

On the shelf at: Rancho Cordova
Pashto Collection

On the shelf at: ArcadeCarmichaelFranklin
Punjabi Collection

On the shelf at: Elk GroveFranklinNorth NatomasValley Hi-North Laguna
Persian Collection

On the shelf at: ArcadeCarmichaelFranklin
Russian Collection

On the shelf at: all locations and Vincent Van Go (aka Vinny), Outreach except South Natomas
Tagalog Collection

On the shelf at: Elk GroveFranklinNorth NatomasValley Hi-North Laguna
Ukrainian Collection

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

On the shelf at: Colonial Heights, Elk Grove, FranklinValley-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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