Languages



Mango

Mango is an online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication. Through fun and engaging interactive lessons, Mango makes learning a new language fast, easy and incredibly effective.  As you listen to and repeat after native speakers, you’ll learn more than just words and phrases. In addition to lessons, Mango also offers language learning through a selection of streaming, full-length films with interactive content. English courses are available for non-English speakers. On the go? Set up a free account through our Mango database or download the free Mango mobile app, and start learning!

  • The system is completely web-based and remotely accessible, so you can learn anywhere you have an internet connection.
  • Languages include Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more.
  • Create an account with your email address first. When you choose a language, it will ask you to “Subscribe to Mango,” then select “Access Near You- Find Mango” and Search for Princeton Public Library. Follow the prompts to link your library account.




Muzzy

Muzzy is an award winning BBC Online Language Program for children from beginners to early intermediate language learners. Learn to speak Spanish, Latin-American Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese (Pinyin), Korean (RR) and English. Surrounding learners with visual, aural and contextual language, MUZZY employs a natural immersion approach, modeled on the way we all learn our first language.

  • For Home Computer
    • Go to the Muzzy Website.
    • Login with your Princeton Public Library card number.
    • Choose the language that you want to learn.
    • You may click the lifesaver button on the lower right hand corner of your screen to view a brief tutorial of how Muzzy Works.
  • For Mobile Device & TV:
    • You can also stream Muzzy Club videos on an Android, iOS device, or Apple TV.
    • Download the MUZZY app to view all the MUZZY videos.
    • Select MUZZY and login with the following user name and password: Username: princetonlibrary@muzzybbc.com Password: ilovemuzzy




Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone is a service for language learning. Select from 30 languages featuring core lessons in developing reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Note: if you plan on using the mobile app, please read the instructions to the right before you begin.

  • Available on computer, tablet and phone.
  • For computer:
    • Use Rosetta Stone link on the left, login with PPL library card number
    • Click on Rosetta Stone Library Solution
    • First time users: create account with email as username and a password of your choice. Choose language and sign in
    • Click on Launch Rosetta Stone Language Lessons Version 3
    • Choose same language chosen when signing in
    • Choose level, etc. and START
  • For mobile device (tablet or phone):
    • Download Rosetta Stone: Learn Languages app. DO NOT LAUNCH
    • Open browser on device and go to the library’s website (princetonlibrary.org)
    • Select Books & More/elibrary/Languages and scroll down to Rosetta Stone link
    • Login with PPL library card number and click on Rosetta Stone Library Solution
    • First time users: create account with email as username and a password of your choice. Choose language and sign in
    • Clicking on Launch Rosetta Stone Language Lessons Version 3 will launch the app
    • To sign into the app: choose work or school. Enter username/email, and password. For namespace, enter cjrlc085 (that’s a zero).



 

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Libby/Overdrive offers a curated collection of ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines with a focus on quality selections that meet the diverse reading and listening preferences of the Princeton community.

Access Libby/Overdrive


Specifics

  • Available on computer and mobile devices; sync across devices.
  • Search for titles, checkout/borrow on the Princeton Overdrive website or through the Libby app.
  • Unlimited number of  magazine checkouts, does not count towards the 5 checkout limit.
  • Check out for a maximum of 21 days.
  • No overdue fees; return when finished or items will auto-return at due date.

Download the app

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Getting Started

Highlights and Accessibility Features

  • Hundreds of popular magazines such as The New Yorker, The Economist, Bon Appetit and more
  • Replaces RBDigital for digital magazine access
  • Includes world language periodicals such as “l’Express” and “Paris Match”
  • Children’s titles such as “Highlights for Children” and “Highlights High Five”
  • Compatible with native screen readers to navigate the app and browse for content
  • Use “Reading Settings” to change font size, such as OpenDyslexic font or lighting.
  • To define words in Libby, tap and hold the word until the menu pops up. Or use a dictionary in languages other than English.


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Hoopla provides immediate access to thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, comics, and music albums.

Access hoopla


Specifics

  • Available on computer and mobile devices; sync across devices.
  • Search for titles and checkout/borrow right in the app. Hoopla titles are not listed in Bibliocommons,  the library’s online catalog.
  • Check out a maximum of 5 items per month.
  • Borrowing periods: ebooks, comics, and audiobooks for 21 days; music albums for 7 days
  • Titles always available, no waiting, no holds.
  • No overdue fees; items will auto-return at due date.
  • No need to renew, just borrow again.

Download the app

Getting Started

  • Set up an account with an email and password on the website or on the app. Library card number is required.
  • After account is set up, login with email and password.
  • Instructions and help

Highlights and Accessibility Features

  • Thousands of comics available.
  • Text settings allow you to change font and size for better readability, such as OpenDyslexic font.
  • World language collections available.