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MVCC Multilingual Collection

"Just-for-fun" reading in MVCC's most-spoken languages. This collection was made possible by a New Initiatives Grant from the Central New York Library Resources Council.

About the Multilingual Collection

Through a 2023 New Initiatives grant from CLRC we are extending our extremely popular leisure reading to languages beyond English.

This collection offers "just-for-fun" reading in some of the most-spoken languages at MVCC. 

Browse the Multilingual Collection Online

The Multilingual Collection is housed in the Utica campus library lobby, Payne Hall 200. 

Multilingual Collection Book Display

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Borrowing from this collection: answers to frequently asked questions


Who can borrow a Multilingual Collection book?

  • Current MVCC students and employees
  • Alumni and community members who apply for a Community Borrower Card
  • Items from this collection are not available to loan to other libraries at this time. 


How many books can I borrow?

  • Each person can borrow two (2) books at one time from this collection.


How long can I keep books?

  • Items must be returned to the library for others to use. Books should be returned to the library no later than four (4) weeks after they are borrowed.


How much does it cost?

  • It is free to borrow items from this collection.
  • MVCC does not charge late fees for overdue items returned after their due date.
  • MVCC will charge replacement fees for lost or damaged items. Please return books in the same condition you borrowed them:
    • Use a separate piece of paper to take any notes. Please no writing, underlining, or highlighting in the book.
    • Use a bookmark to mark your place in the book and take notes or photographs of things you want to remember. Do not crease, tear, or cut pages.
    • Keep books away from pets or very young children. 


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