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DICTIONARIES

You will find most language dictionaries in the Student Collection on floor 1. They are reference-only, so you won't be able to borrow them to take away from the Library, but you can use them anywhere within the building. Should you need to borrow a dictionary for a few hours (e.g. for an exam), there are also a limited number available in the Short Loan collection on the ground floor. You can book these in advance for a specific time if you want to.

Self-study language packs

The Library provides self-study packs for around 20 different languages which are available for borrowing. These packs are kept at the Service Desk on the ground floor, and they generally contain CDs and/or audio cassettes and a textbook. To find out which packs are currently available, see the full list in the library catalogue.

DVDs

The Library provides a large number of foreign-language DVDs which are available for borrowing. You can browse the collection on floor 5, and they can then be borrowed from the Service desk for one day. Click on one of the links below to see which DVDs are currently available in your chosen language:

Chinese DVDs

French DVDs

German DVDs

Italian DVDs

Japanese DVDs

Portuguese DVDs

Russian DVDs

Spanish DVDs

Easy readers

We have a large collection of easy readers at basic, intermediate and advanced level in German, Italian and Spanish. These are all kept on floor 5 of the Albert Sloman Library. Click on one of the links below to see what's available in your chosen language:

German easy readers

Italian easy readers

Spanish easy readers

Audio books

We also have a growing number of audio books in French, German, Italian and Spanish, all of which are kept at the Service Desk on the ground floor of the Albert Sloman Library. Click on one of the following links below to see what's available in your chosen language:

French audio books

German audio books

Italian audio books

Spanish audio books


Enquiries

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