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Last Updated: Apr 8, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Our Language Collection includes:

The CBCPL has over 1100 materials covering 45+ languages.

Our World Languages collection, located on the 2nd floor, has materials in Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Vietnamese, Arabic, German, French, Italian.

Our Spanish collection, located on the 1st floor, includes DVDs, CDs, and books.

ESL (English as a Second Language)
For those seeking to learn English, we have many materials available.

ASL (American Sign Language)
We have DVDs and books for those learning ASL as well as materials for the hearing impaired.


Language Learning Apps

Mango Languages App
iTunes | Android

Please note: For the Mango app to work, you must first set up an account with Mango set up through the library’s website.

Individual apps for each language:
iTunes | Android


Translation Help

Google Translate is a free translation service that can translate words, sentences and web pages between any combination of their 64 different languages.

Learn more about how Google translates on their about page. P.S. Google translate has an app too.


What is Mango Languages?

Mango Languages is a subscription resource that the library purchased for your use. It's a web-based language learning program, with over 45 languages to choose from. Start learning anywhere you have internet access. Click here to login or download their app for Android or the iPhone. (You will need your library card number to initially log in to create an account. Your PIN will be the last 4 digits of your library card number).

NEW: Mango Premiere! Learn a language through film.


How to find for materials in the language you want to learn

Start at our catalog and type in the language you want to learn (e.g., French, Italian, Spanish, etc.) plus the phrase "self instruction" (without the quotes). Search results will retrieve all language instruction materials in that language. You can narrow down the list further by format (DVD, book, CD, etc.)

searching the catalog for language learning materials


Contact Us

645 NW Monroe Ave.
Corvallis, OR, 97330




Language Learning Websites

Quite a few language learning websites exist. The following are some examples:

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