Library Services Centre

World Languages / Multilingual Material

Canada speaks in a diverse voice. 20% of Canadians speak in a mother tongue other than English and French, and LSC can provide materials in more than 40 different national and indigenous languages. 

 

  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Bosnian
  • Braille
  • Chinese
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • Finnish
  • German
  • Greek
  • Guajarati
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Inuktitut
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Khmer
  • Korean
  • Kurdish
  • Malayalam
  • Persian (Farsi)
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Punjabi
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Somali
  • Southern Cree
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Tagalog
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese
  • Yiddish
 

For select languages which do not use the Latin alphabet, original script is also available, increasing your patron’s ability to locate the item in your catalogue, and with transliteration labels to help library staff.

 

Benefits of purchasing multilingual through LSC include the inclusion of cover art for all books at no additional charge. Multilingual items ship at regular intervals rather than infrequent bulk shipments.  And all language collections can be developed using an ARP.

 

Above are the languages LSC can currently provide materials for. We are always willing to seek out suppliers for additional languages, as need arises. If you are looking for a language not on this list, please ask.

 

 

Sample Chinese Record

 

LDR: 9 00000njm 2200025 i 4500

001: 1855520

007: sd fungnnmmneu

008: 171123s2017 ch zznnj n chi d

020: $a (s.r.)

024: 3 $a 4717681024916

028: 02 $a JCD220012 $b Jin ge chang pia

035: $a 3362281

040: $a CaOWTO $e rda $c CaOWTO

082: 04 $a 781.5/82 $2 23

090: 1 $a J/Chi/781/.582/Janis

100: 1 $a Janisch, Michael.

245: 10 $6 880-02 $a Jue shi bao bei. $n Vol 3, $p Chan yin qin pian $h [sound recording] = $b Jazz for babies. $n Vol. 3, $p The vibraphone album.

246: 30 $6 880-03 $a Chan yin qin pian $h [sound recording]

246: 31 $a Jazz for babies. $n Vol. 3, $p The vibraphone album $h [sound recording]

246: 30 $a Vibraphone album $h [sound recording]

246: 3 $a Michael Janisch's jazz for babies $h [sound recording]

264: 2 $6 880-04 $a Xinbei Shi : $b Jin ge chang pian, $c [2017]

300: $a 1 audio disc : $b digital ; $c 4 3/4 in.

336: $a performed music $2 rdacontent

337: $a audio $2 rdamedia

338: $a audio disc $2 rdacarrier

344: $a digital $b optical $2 rda

347: $a audio file $b CD audio $2 rda

500: $a Compact disc.

500: $a Title from containter.

500: $a "Calm and soothing lullabies. In utero to 3 years."

511: 0 $a Jim Hart: vibraphone; Steve Hamilton: grand piano; Michael Janisch: double bass.

650: 0 $a Lullabies $v Instrumental settings $v Juvenile sound recordings.

650: 0 $a Vibraphone music (Jazz) $v Juvenile sound recordings.

880: 10 $6 245-02 $a 絕世寶貝. $n Vol 3, $p 顫音琴篇 $h [sound recording] = $b Jazz for babies. $n Vol. 3, $p The vibraphone album.

880: 30 $6 246-03 $a 顫音琴篇 $h [sound recording]

880: 2 $6 264-04 $a 新北市 : $b 金革唱片, $c [2017]

889: $a dz $b Nov 28 2017 12:46PM

 

Sample Covers

 

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