World Languages Collection
The Mississauga Library System offers books, magazines and DVDs in 24 world languages as
they are reflected in the community. According to the 2006 Canadian Census, 96% of Mississauga
residents have knowledge of English while 66% of residents report that English is the
predominant language spoken in their homes.
Purchases for the collection are based on representation in the community and usage in our
library system. The main collection is maintained at the Central Library and items are made
available at branches.
The Mississauga Library System appreciates and accepts donations to the World Language
Collection. If you are interested in donating items, please speak with staff at your local
The Mississauga Library System offers materials in the following languages:
If you have any questions about the World Languages Collection, please contact the library or talk to staff at
your local library.
Newspapers and Magazines
Read newspapers from all over the world in 48 languages. The Library Press Display
database carries today's papers plus a 60 day archive. It's just like reading the print
version, including the headlines, articles, classified ads and photos. You can browse page by
page for search for articles on a specific topic.
Preschool Storytime. Library storytime programs in Mandarin, Polish, Russian and
Spanish are offered at various libraries throughout the Mississauga Library System. Click
schedule and locations.
Listen to a new preschool story each week in the comfort of your own home. Call as often as
you want, any time of the day.
Multilingual stories are read in Hindi, Mandarin, Polish and Urdu.
To listen to a story call 905-615-3500 and choose option #5.