How do I find resources and services for non-English speakers?

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The Portland Public Library is the regional library with a mission to support non-English readers. This is the best resource for finding printed materials in languages other than English. Luckily their catalog is easy to filter by language using their advanced search. For example, click here to start a search of their catalog to find the 30 or so books they have written in Somali.

If you have a Scarborough Public Library card, we can have any books you find in their catalog delivered to our library for pickup. Please go to the reference desk in the Adult Services area for assistance.

You can also apply for a Portland Library card while at the Scarborough Library. Learn more about this service by clicking here.