Answered By: Kristen Shuyler
Last Updated: Aug 02, 2023     Views: 73

You can select from 20 languages when searching for articles, books, and more in Library Search. The search interface will display in your preferred language.

How to select a display language in Library Search:

  1. Visit Library Search.
  2. Select the “Menu” option in the upper right area of the screen. On a mobile device, the menu option will be signified by three dots in the upper right area of the screen.
  3. Choose “Display Language.”
  4. Select your language of interest (see list of languages below).
  5. Search for books, articles, videos and other items in our collections, and the search interface will be displayed in the language you selected! That is true for all items, not just the items written in the selected language.

The available display languages in Library Search are:

  • Arabic
  • Catalan or Valencian
  • Welsh
  • Danish
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Dutch
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Swedish
  • Chinese or Traditional Chinese

You can also find items in Library Search by entering words or phrases in multiple languages, including languages that use a vernacular script, such as Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, and Cyrillic.

Note: If you have access to Google Chrome and a microphone, you can also use Library Search with voice-to-text search in a variety of languages.


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