Search the NYPL Catalog in World Languages

Filter the catalog to discover books, music, and DVDs in your language.


Shqip (Albanian): Libra në gjuhën shqipemuzikë dhe video

العَرَبِية (Arabic): الموسيقى و الفيديوالكتب باللغة العربية

বাংলা (Bengali): বাংলা বইসঙ্গীত এবং ভিডিও

中文 (Chinese): 中文图书音乐和视频

Français (French): Livres en françaismusique et vidéo

Deutsch (German): Bücher auf DeutschMusik und Video

ગુજરાતી (Gujarati): ગુજરાતીમાં પુસ્તકોસંગીત અને વિડિયો

kreyòl ayisyen (Haitian Creole): liv an kreyol ayisyenmizik ak videyo

עבר׳ת (Hebrew): מוסיקה ווידאוספרים בעברית

हिन्दी (Hindi): हिंदी में पुस्तकेंसंगीत और वीडियो

Magyar (Hungarian): könyvek magyarulzene és video

Italiano (Italian): Libri in italianomusica e video

日本語 (Japanese): 日本語の書籍音楽やビデオ

한국어 (Korean): 한국어 책음악 및 비디오

Polski (Polish): Książki w języku polskimmuzyka i wideo

Português (Portuguese): livros em portuguêsmúsica e vídeo

Русский (Russian): Книги на русском языкеМузыка и видео

සිංහල (Sinhalese): පොත් සිංහලසංගීතය සහ වීඩියෝ

Español (Spanish): Libros en EspañolMúsica y vídeo

ไทย (Thai): หนังสือ ภาษาไทยเพลงและวิดีโอ

Türkçe (Turkish): türk kitaplarmüzik ve video

українська (Ukrainian): книги на українськомумузика і відео

اُردُو (Urdu): موسیقی اور ویڈیواردو کتابیں

Discover the Library's Wide Range of Multilingual Resources


Get a Library Card through SimplyE

New York state residents are welcome to apply for a library card through the SimplyE app—the Library's free e-reader app that makes it easier than ever to borrow ebooks. When we reopen, new applicants can visit their local library to obtain and validate their physical library card.

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Download the NYPL App

Get the power of The New York Public Library, anytime, anywhere. With the NYPL app, you can access everything the Library has to offer from home or while you’re on the go. Search the catalog, request books for pickup, use your phone for self-checkout, renew your materials, and even pay fees. Plus, you can find your nearest library no matter where you are and find upcoming programs at your local branch.

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Story Line

The New York Public Library's Story Line offers recorded stories on demand. Listen to children’s books performed by one of our talented librarians on Spotify, Apple, or Amazon.

Find information in: Español • 普通话 • Русский • 日本語


Multilingual Storytimes

No matter the circumstances, we’re here to help bring the joy of books to our youngest readers. Enjoy special multilingual storytimes brought directly to you by our expert children's librarians as they read beloved books, sing songs, and share early literacy tips. Storytimes are currently available in Español, Deutsch, 日本語, العَرَبِية and  עבר׳ת.


Virtual ESOL Support

In addition to free English classes, our staff has curated a list of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) websites and resources for students and educators.


Online Language Conversation Groups

Practice conversation skills in an array of languages, including español (Spanish), 中文 (Chinese), and kreyòl ayisyen (Haitian Creole), with your fellow New Yorkers and expert librarians from branches across NYPL.


Individual Assistive Technology Coaching

We’re here to help you pursue whatever goal you have! Volunteer tech coaches are available to assist new and experienced computer users. Get help using an iPhone's accessibility features, browsing the internet with screenreaders or screen enlargers, managing email, downloading audiobooks from BARD or BARD Mobile, typing, learning accessible computer games, and more. The coaches read with braille and print, use text-to-speech technology, and speak various languages, including Español and Türkçe. To make a coaching appointment, call 212-621-0627 or email


Get Help

Ask NYPL is the Library's virtual reference and support desk. Have a question? Get in touch via email, chat, phone, or text. Contact us—we're here to help. 

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