International Center - 3rd Floor

Department detail


The Library System will be closed July 4 for Independence Day

The Kresge Foundation International Center provides access to information for individuals who prefer to communicate in their native language. The collection serves the recreational and basic information needs of native speakers and of those learning English and other languages.

United States Citizenship and Immigration Resources

Collections and Services Available

  • Staff services provided at the International Center desk may include Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, plus limited French, Portuguese and Tagalog/Filipino
  • Orientations and classes offered in different languages
  • U.S. citizenship and immigration materials
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) learning materials, CDs & DVDs
  • Dictionaries, encyclopedias, language learning materials, and online language learning
  • International newspapers and magazines in the SFPL Catalog
  • Materials in approximately 40 languages, including eBooks
  • Recommended Eco-Titles in different languages

Helpful Resources

Upcoming Events

Rincón Literario
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Main Library, Paley Room - Floor 3
The Boris Rozenfeld Russian Bibliophiles Club
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic B

Upcoming Classes

Internet and Catalog in Russian
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Main Library, Computer Training Ctr. 5th Floor
Screen Time: Language Learning to go with Mango
Friday, July 17, 2015
Main Library, Computer Training Ctr. 5th Floor
iPad: talk and demo (in Mandarin)
Friday, July 24, 2015
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B

Current Exhibits

Bodie, abandoned town
Through Thursday, August 13, 2015
Main Library, International Center
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