Library website now available in Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese and Chinese

PORTLAND, Ore. — Jan. 31, 2014 — Multnomah County Library now offers easy-to-use translation tools for the library website at The site now features content available in Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese and Simplified Chinese.

Translating the library’s website is part of the library’s ongoing commitment to connect immigrants to the information and resources they need to be successful in the United States. Multnomah County Library engages people of all ages with free opportunities and friendly guidance to help them learn English, build job and technology skills, prepare for citizenship and attain educational goals.

Multnomah County Library is one of the few public libraries to deliver this level of user experience and content in a translated website. The translated website is optimized to work on any mobile device and enables searching for events and materials in all five languages. The translations will be updated and expanded over time.

“The library’s translated website is another positive step toward providing responsive and inclusive service to our diverse community,” said Director of Libraries Vailey Oehlke. “As the needs of our community shift and evolve, the library will continue to look ahead to ensure that we’re meeting or exceeding those needs.”