International Center - 3rd Floor

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All Libraries will be closed Monday 10/12, Columbus 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

Chinese Book Club
Saturday, October 10, 2015, 1:00 pm
Main Library, Children's Center
Chinese Book Club meeting
Saturday, October 10, 2015, 1:00 pm
Main Library, Library Café - CLOSED
Between His Walking Words/Entre Sus Palabras Andantes
Sunday, October 18, 2015, 3:00 pm
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B

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Upcoming Classes

Japanese Internet Class for Seniors
Thursday, October 15, 2015, 11:00 am
Main Library, Computer Training Ctr. 5th Floor
Drop-in Computer Help in Spanish
Thursday, October 15, 2015, 6:00 pm
Main Library, Computer Training Ctr. 5th Floor
Internet and Catalog in Russian
Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 9:15 am
Main Library, Computer Training Ctr. 5th Floor

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