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Meath County Council Library Service is now offering its members books in foreign languages. We have stock in many of the European languages, the Eastern European languages, Chinese, Russian and Arabic, all for lending. The stock is currently available in Navan, Ashbourne, Athboy, Dunshaughlin, Dunboyne, Kells, Nobber, Oldcastle and Trim Libraries.

The stock is divided into three collections:

Bright Books Collection:

This collection has a wide variety of languages and includes fiction and non fiction stock. The collection is held in Navan, Ashbourne, Athboy, Dunshaughlin, Dunboyne, Kells, Nobber, Oldcastle and Trim Libraries

Goethe Collection:

This consists of contemporary German fiction both adults and childrens and is available in Ashbourne Public Library.

Rosetta Collection:

This consists of the fiction works of Irish authors translated into a wide variety of world languages. This collection is also available in Ashbourne Public Library.

You can search for a language of your choice by  accessing the Library catalogue page.

Example: If you are looking for a book in Polish you go to the search menu in the Library catalogue and under 'Search Alphabetically' you type in 'polish language'. This should give you listing of all the Polish language books available.

The three collections are available for lending and may be requested by all members of Meath County Council Library Service.

Multilingual Brochures

Navan Public Library holds a selection of multilingual library information brochures in the following foreign languages, Chinese, French, German, Polish, Russian and Spanish. The brochures are also available in English and Irish. The brochures give details on membership regulations, loan entitlements, free Internet Access, Children’s Services, world language collections and contact details. They are currently available in Navan Public Library.

Cyrillic Keyboards

Meath County Council Library Service are pleased to announce the availability of cyrillic (Russian Alphabet) keyboards in the following branches: Ashbourne, Athboy, Dunboyne, Dunshaughlin, Kells, Navan, Oldcastle and Trim. The cryllic keyboard allows a user to type in the Russian Alphabet. The staff will be happy to show you how to operate the keyboard.

Schools Multicultural Collection

Our primary schools service has a collection of Multicultural books for school children. For any further information please contact Dympna Herward at 046-9021134

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