By Jamie Bowers Electronic Resources Coordinator, Free Library of Philadelphia
(Originally published as a blog post at the Free Library’s website on August 31, 2020)
Let’s celebrate! The Free Library now offers access to ebooks and audiobooks in seven world languages: Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, French, Haitian Creole, and Arabic.
Through our OverDrive platform, we have created two new specialized eReading Rooms of Spanish and World Languages ebooks and audiobooks. Using these eReading Rooms, you can browse hundreds of digital books with all searches filtered and dedicated to world languages only.
We are so excited to provide speakers of world languages more opportunities to engage with Free Library eResources by offering ebooks and audiobooks in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, French, Haitian Creole, and Arabic. Now, more than ever before, it’s crucial that our patrons have access to digital resources in their home language that they can access from anywhere, anytime.