International Center - 3rd Floor

Department detail


The Library will be closed May 25 for Memorial 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

Sounds of China
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B
Rincón Literario
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Main Library, Paley Room - Floor 3
The Boris Rozenfeld Russian Bibliophiles Club
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B

More related events

Upcoming Classes

Screen Time: What’s to Know About Zinio? (in Mandarin)
Friday, June 12, 2015
Main Library, Computer Training Ctr. 5th Floor
Internet and Catalog in Russian
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Main Library, Computer Training Ctr. 5th Floor
iPad: talk and demo (in Mandarin)
Friday, June 19, 2015
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B

Current Exhibits

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