The documents on this page contain lists of public libraries in Connecticut that have collections in languages other than English. These lists are extracted from the "Collections" worksheet of Connecticut Public Libraries: Statistical Profile, published by the Connecticut State Library. Libraries are on these lists if they responded on the CT Public Library Annual Report that have what they consider 'substantial, active, non-English language print collections.'
The Excel spreadsheets below are set for filtering. You can click the arrow in one of the the grey boxes, check to select one of the text filters, and then click the OK button. The spreadsheet will filter to only show you libraries that have collections in a specific language. (Not sure how to limit a list using Excel filters? - Try this Office helppage on filtering data in Excel.)
The following lists were updated based on data for FY 2019 (July 2018-June 2019)
findIT CT is Connecticut's Statewide Library catalog. It contains the holdings of more than 300 libraries in Connecticut. You can use the links below search library collections for items in other languages. Searching findIT may be useful if you are searching for a specific title in another language. Also, findIT includes some academic and school libraries in the state.
Note that you can use the facets or limiters that appear in the left-hand column in findIT to refine your search.
Don't see a language above? Try findIT's Advanced Search where you can choose a language.
Welcome is a discussion group for Connecticut library staff serving multilingual communities. The group is facilitated by Steve Cauffman and Maria Bernier from the Division of Library Development at the Connecticut State Library.
Quick fact: 22% of the people in Connecticut speak a language other than English at home.*
*Source: 2013 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates via American Fact Finder
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