You can use your valid, full service Virginia Beach Public Library card to access resources listed on this page. When asked, enter your library card number with a capital D and without spaces.
Books, DVDs, Audiobooks
Need to learn the local language? In the Library, you will find books, audiobooks, DVDs
to assist you. There are hundreds of options available to you.
Get the App
Want to learn on your smartphone or tablet? Download the Overdrive Media Console. Then browse, checkout and download Foreign Language Study
audiobooks. You'll be speaking like a native in no time.
Online Learning Tools
It's a breeze to learn at your own pace with an online learning tool.
: Immerse yourself in real, everyday conversations in huge variety of language courses. You can use Mango Languages on your smartphone too. It's available for Apple
Free web sites
: Learn French, German, Italian, Spanish and other languages with the BBC, including courses for beginners and brush up exercises for those with previous knowledge.
: Need a place to start, try Free Languages. This site links to and reviews the best language learning resources on the web.
: Extensive list of free resources for learning over 35 different languages, all of which can be downloaded to your computer or iPod.
Social Language Learning Sites
: Practice speaking with an experienced teacher or native speaker. You'll find everything you need to become fluent in another language -- help with writing and speaking.Livemocha
: Join a free, vibrant online language-learning community with fun, interactive, self-paced lessons in a variety of languages.
: Videocat with a native speaker or find a tutor to share their knowledge.
Need help translating? The following web sites provide translation resources or services:
: Applied Language Solutions provides free translations of text, email, and websites for many languages.
Virtual Keyboard Gate2Home
: This site enables you to write in your language wherever you are in the world, with an online onscreen keyboard emulator.