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International & ESL

International Language books on the shelfThe Novi Public Library has many International Language Resources.





The Novi Public Library has a Youth and Adult International Collection featuring books in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Portuguese (Brazilian),Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu (Youth only). These books may be checked out for 3 weeks. They are not available for interloan. Request a book by clicking here.

PDF Icon  International Language Resources Brochure

PDF Icon  International Language Book Request Form
PDF Icon  ノバイ 図書館日本語 リソース
PDF Icon  பன்னாட்டு மொழி வளங்கள் நோவாய் பொது நூலகம்
PDF Icon  国际语言资源 诺瓦公共 图书馆
PDF Icon  國際語言資源 諾瓦公共 圖書館


The Novi Public Library currently subscribes to the following foreign language magazines and newspapers:

Language Title
Chinese World Journal: Shih Chieh Jih Pao
English India Abroad
Indian Tribune
Korean Quarterly
French L'Express
German Focus
Der Spiegel
Die Zeit
Gujarati Chitralekha
Hindi Sarita
Japanese Shukan Asahi
Korean Korea Times
Spanish Hola
People en Espanol
Tamil Kumudam
Ananda Vikatan
Telugu Swati Sapari


JapanesSarithaKorean War ProvocationPeople en Espanol         

International Films

The Novi Public Library offers international films in over 40 languages, including Mandarin, Catonese, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Hindi, Korean, etc. As well as an Anime collection. All films contain subtitles and check out for 1 week.

PDF Icon  International Language Film Titles

International Film Night Series

Tuesdays, 6:00-8:30pm
Sep 17, Oct 15

Come experience culture through film! Watch an International film in another language (with English subtitles). September we will feature a movie in Hindi, October in Japanese. Please be advised that both films are rated PG-13.

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room

My Neighbor TotoroAnime

Anime is a term used to define a style of animation in Japan that is often characterized by stark colorful graphics depicting vibrant characters in action-filled plots often with fantastic or futuristic themes. It is aimed at children and adults. The Novi Public Library has a collection of DVD and Bluray anime disc that checkout for one week.

PDF Icon Anime Film Guide

PDF Icon ノバイ 図書館  の アニメ