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World Language Collection

A selection of library books displayed on a shelf in Korean and Persian.

We’re proud to a offer a French collection as well as smaller, curated collections in 4 additional languages spoken by North Vancouver residents.

Select the language below to view materials.

French Collections


World Language Collection for Adults


World Films

We offer a selection of DVDs & Blu-Rays in a variety of languages.


Children's Bilingual Collections

We have a great selection of bilingual children's materials. Click the links below to explore them in our catalogue!


Digital Content in World Languages

Bibliothèque numérique de la Colombie-Britannique (BC French Language collection)

A collection of French language eBooks and e-audiobooks for all ages from Canadian and international publishers, including popular genre fiction, bestsellers, non-fiction and more.

We're grateful to the Province of BC and the Government of Canada, as well as Vancouver Public Library, for making the BC French Language Collection possible.

Ebooks & E-Audiobooks via Libby & Library2Go (OverDrive)

Library2Go offers a growing collection of French ebooks, e-audiobooks and e-magazines, in addition to the English collection. Read in your browser or download books to your Apple or Android mobile device, Kobo e-reader, mp3 player and enjoy them on the go!

Magazines via Libby & Library2Go (OverDrive)

A large selection of magazines from around the world, including titles in French, Spanish, Chinese and so many more languages. Read on the app for the best small screen reading experience.


PressReader offers e-newspapers and e-magazines from around the world in dozens of languages. Includes today's Vancouver Sun, the Province and the Globe and Mail.  (Globe and Mail available in-library only.) Along with today's news, PressReader has past editions for up to 90 days.



Libraries in BC have collections of materials in many different languages. You can find books, music, newspapers, magazines, and on-line resources in more than 66 different languages! Each library has different materials in different languages.

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