The Library will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in observance of Juneteenth.

International Languages

  • International Languages
    • Culture Centers and Associations
      • This site provides listings of events in Chinatown, a directory of businessies in Chinatown, and a description of Chinatown's walking tour.

      • The Society was created in 1975 to promote the heritage of Chinese and Chinese-American community in Southern California.

      • For the last 100 years, the mission of AF has been to promote French language and francophone culture.
      • The Institut is dedicated in promoting an understanding of Germany through cultural, political, and social life.

      • The site provides a variety of information on learning Italian, internship programs, studying abroad, an online calendar of events, and much more.

      • Officially sponsored by the Korean government's Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the center promotes Korean language, literature and culture.
      • Provides list of cultural events and information on Docent Tours on Olvera Street and surrounding area.
      • Since its establishment, Thai CDC has addressed the multifaceted needs of Thai immigrants in the Southern California region, who, at an estimated population of 100,000 are considered the largest number of Thais living abroad. Besides Thai CDC, no other bilingual and bicultural services are available to meet the greatest needs in the Thai community.

    • En Español
    • Languages of the World
      • A great site that catalogs world languages
      • Covers 150 different alphabets and writing systems in the world.
    • Magazines & Newspapers
      • Newspapers, news media and news sources from around the world.
      • Google News is a computer-generated news site that aggregates headlines from news sources worldwide. Language and country can be changed in the settings.

    • Multilingual Resources
      • Translates words, phrases or text from Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish

      • Google translation site.
      • Multilingual on-line dictionary. Searches on words or phrases. More than 5 million words in the database.
      • Translates your words from English to German, Dutch, French, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Hungarian, Czech, Afrikaans, Latin, or Esperanto, as well as from each of these languages to the others. Includes phrases.
      • Internet directory of dictionaries with more than 800 dictionaries in over 160 different languages. Contains the following sections: languages; multilingual; specialized, thesauri and other vocabulary aids; and an index of other dictionary indexes.