Multilingual Collection

The Barrie Public Library is pleased to offer a large multilingual collection of books, DVDs, magazines, music and more.

These materials are available at both branches, with the larger collection available at our Downtown Branch.  Books and DVDs can be transferred between branches and may be returned to whichever branch is convenient for you.

Adult Collection

Our adult collection contains fiction and non-fiction books, DVDs and magazines in a variety of languages, including French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu and Vietnamese. 

Children’s Collection

Our Children’s collection contains books in French, Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog and Urdu.

Request other languages or materials

The languages chosen represent some of the most popular languages other than English spoken in Barrie and Oro-Medonte.  If there are materials you wish to borrow that are not available at our library, please make a request at one of our service desks and staff will help you with an Interlibrary Loan.

If you have any questions about our multilingual and French collections, please contact us through Ask a Librarian.

Learn more about our French collection and resources.