English/Spanish Library Vocabulary


Vocabulario de la Biblioteca
Spanish Library Vocabulary
   
La Biblioteca
The Library
alfabetismo literacy
bibliotecario/a librarian
campaña de alfabetización literacy campaign
carta de notificación de tardía overdue notice
catálogo catalogue
cobro charge ($)
disponible available
el Condado de Fairfax Fairfax County
escritorio de información information desk
escritorio de sacar libros check out desk
fecha de vencimiento due date
índice index
investigación research
logros achievements
multa fine ($)
número del sistema decimal call number
quejas complaints
recursos, fuentes de información resources, sources of information
sucursal (library) branch
tabla de materias table of contents
tarjeta de la biblioteca library card
vecindario neighborhood
   
Verbos
Verbs
alborotar to disturb
averiguar to investigate, discover
consultar to consult
desalentar to discourage
demorar to delay
enterarse, informarse to inform, advise
hojear to turn pages of a book, skim, read quickly
investigar to investigate, research on
promover to promote
publicar, dar a la prensa to publish
recomendar to recommend
reemplazar to replace
renovar to renew
repartir tarjetas de biblioteca to distribute library cards
reservar to reserve
tomar prestado to check out [a book, etc.]
   
Libros de Consulta
Reference Books
almanaques almanacs
atlas atlas(es)
diccionarios dictionaries
enciclopedias encyclopedias
   
Tipos de Libros
Types of Books
boletines informativos informative bulletins
críticas literarias literary criticism
en rústica paperback
guía de revistas magazine guide
guías para el comprador consumer guides/reports
libros con ilustraciones illustrated books
libros con páginas de cartón board books
libros encuadernados bound books
portada de cartón hardback
   
Audiovisual
Audio-Visual
cassettes de sonido audio tapes
disco compacto CD
grabación de cuentos, libros grabados books on cassette tape
videocinta, videograbación videotape
   
Para Niños
For Kids
canciones songs
contar cuentos to tell stories
juegos manuales hand games
lectura en voz alta reading out loud
niños de edad (pre)escolar (pre) school aged children
padres o encargados de los niños parents or guardians
presentar charlas sobre libros to give book talks
presentar obras de teatro to put on plays
programa de narración de cuentos para niños story hour (for children)
recién nacido newborn
rimas rhymes
   
Computadoras
Computers
aparecer en la pantalla to appear on the screen
banco de datos database
ingresar (al sitio de la red) to enter (onto a Web site)
la red mundial World Wide Web (WWW)
navegar por Internet to surf the Internet
programas de computadoras computer programs
programas de gráficas graphics programs
programas de programación programming programs
pulsar la tecla to press the key
sitio (en la red) website
   
La Biblioteca Puede Ayudarle Con:
The Library Can Help You With:
cursillo mini-course
inscribirse para votar to register to vote
oportunidades de empleo employment opportunities
planilla de declaración de impuestos tax statement form
seminario sobre la escritura creativa creative writing seminar
   
Empleo
Employment
empleado employee
empleo a medio tiempo part-time employment
requisitos requirements
voluntario volunteer
   
Invalidez
Disability
personas con impedimientos audativas hearing impaired persons
personas con impedimientos de vista visually impaired persons
personas fisicamente incapacitados/impedidos physically handicapped persons
retraso mental mental illness
silla de ruedas wheelchair


For additional English/Spanish library vocabulary, see this listing from the Beaufort County Library in South Carolina.

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