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Multilingual Books & Resources at Saskatchewan Public Libraries: Print Books

Information for the public and public library staff

Recommendations? Suggestions?

Do you have a favourite author or book you would like to recommend? If so, please contact Provincial Library & Literacy Office  at and we will consider adding it to our multilingual collection. We value community input and appreciate receiving recommendations and suggestions. 


New Children's Books Added to Collection

As part of the Provincial/Federal Early Years Grant, Provincial Library received funding to purchase new children's multilingual books. Thanks to this funding, Provincial Library added nearly 9000 new children's books to the collection in over 20 languages, including three new languages: NepaliMalayalam and Somali. 


Get a Public Library Card

Contact your public library for information on how you can get a public library card. 

Featured Multilingual Children's Books

Multilingual Collection and Service from Provincial Library










The Provincial Library and Literacy Office (PLLO) has more than 70,000 books in over twenty-five languages, including Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Dutch, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Panjabi/Punjabi, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu, and Vietnamese. We have also recently added children's material in the following languages: Nepali, Malayalam, and Somali. The multilingual collection has fiction and non-fiction books for children and adults.

Individuals interested in borrowing multilingual books can either search the catalogue and place a hold using their public library card, or contact their local public library branch to see what language books they carry. 

Need a library card? Contact your local public library for more information.


Multilingual Pamphlets about Saskatchewan Public Library Services

Finding Multilingual Print Books in the Catalogue

  • Specific title search

Search for and request multilingual books in the SILS province-wide public library catalog. If you know the title, author, publisher or subject of the book you are looking for:

 1)       Go to the SILS Catalogue Advanced Search.

2)      Enter the title, author, publisher or subject of a book that you are looking for in the search box, and click the Go! button to search. If in non Roman language, try both the Roman form and original text.

3)    Browse the search results to find the book you are looking for. If you want to narrow the search results, use Limit by above the search results, Narrow your search on the left of search result, or More Search Options under the Limit by menu.  

5)     Click Place Request if you would like to borrow the title.

6)      Follow system instructions.

7)      When notified of availability, go to your specified library branch to sign out items.

  • Browse books in a language collection:

1)      Go to your library catalog, or the SILS catalog.

2)      Put * (a star) in the keyword search box.

3)      In Format, select book.

4)      In Language, select the language you are looking for.

5)      If you want to browse the books currently at a specific location, select the library system and branch in Location.

6)      Click Search, and if you wish place holds on the books you are interested in.

Multilingual Books and Kits at Regina Public Library's Glen Elm Branch

display of multilingual books at Glen Elm Branch