Hebrew at the Library | עברית בספרייה

December 1, 2015 | Maria Samurin

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Do you speak Hebrew? Or maybe you'd like to learn? Well, you've come to the right place.

Today, we're going to look at the many great resources the library has to offer for Hebrew speakers and learners. The library has many resources that can help you, or someone you know, learn Hebrew. We also have free Hebrew movies that you can watch online with your library card. Okay, well I bet you didn't know this: you can actually print bookstore quality paperbacks at the library, including material in Hebrew! You can find out more below and, as always, post any questions you may have in the comment sections.

Library Branches with Hebrew Items

There are many Hebrew items at the library (books, CDs, DVDs and more) that you can browse in person. You'll find them at the branches listed below: 

Large: 1500 or more items Medium: 750-1500 items Small: Fewer than 750 items

Check out our map of branches with Hebrew items.

Already been to these branches? Well, there's so much more at the library for Hebrew speakers than just items on library shelves.

Hebrew eAudiobooks on OverDrive


Have you heard of OverDrive? It has some great Audiobooks that can help you learn Hebrew! 

Log in from anywhere using your library card number and PIN number.

VocabuLearn® Hebrew Level One   VocabuLearn® Hebrew Level Two In-Flight Hebrew  Traveltalk® Hebrew

Learn Hebrew Online with Mango


Another way to learn Hebrew is with the help of Mango. It's my personal favourite. 

It has built in audio, so words and sentences are spoken in both English and Hebrew, helping you learn. There are 10 chapters, that include topics such as "Greetings, Gratitude, Goodbyes," "Names and Introductions," "Getting Around Town," and "Shopping and Payment." It may not be enough to become fluent, but it's just the thing if you're planning a trip to Israel.


Mango also offers separate lessons in "Biblical Hebrew," which can be a great resource for religious studies.

Watch Movies Online

If you're a movie watcher, we've got Hoopla, which lets you borrow dozens of movies in Hebrew

You can stream them in your web browser or enjoy them offline on your smartphone or tablet. You just need to create a user account using your library card.

Have you seen any of these movies? How about some of the other Hebrew movies available on Hoopla?

Eyes Wide Open  Kippur  Lost Islands   A Matter of Size  Room 514  Belzec  Bilingual Baby - Hebrew  The Human Resources Manager

Print Your Hebrew Book at the Library

Asquith Press

You can even print your own Hebrew paperbacks at the library with Asquith Press! Perhaps you've written a novel, memoir, family history or recipe book? It would make a great present for birthdays, celebrations and holidays.

The library's Asquith Press "lets you design and print bookstore quality paperback books at a low price." Books can be in any language, including Hebrew! 

What do you think...

...about what the library has to offer for those who speak Hebrew or are looking to learn? Do you have a favourite Hebrew resource at the library? Share your thoughts and comment below! I'd love to hear from you, and I'm sure that other Hebrew speakers/learners reading this blog would too.