Foreign Language

Collections

The library has a Chinese language collection, and smaller collections of books in French, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Portuguese, Gujarati, Hindi, and Tamil.

MLN Catalog Language Interface

The "New" Minuteman Catalog is available with a traditional Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish interface.

MLN Catalog Language Input

The Minuteman Catalog can be searched with Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Russian character input. Your computer must be configured to allow input of these non-roman scripts. The instructions for adding input languages are different for different computer operating systems. For instructions on how to add an input language in Windows 7, see:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/add-or-change-an-input-language

For detailed instructions on installing and using various Chinese Input Method Editors, see:  http://www.pinyinjoe.com/

Language Learning

The library has a collection of books and CDs for learning various languages. We also subscribe to Mango Languages, an online language learning program and mobile app.