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The Cambridge Public Library's diverse collection informs, educates, stimulates, entertains, and relaxes the spirit and reflects the unique character of our community.  Items are available in many formats, including downloadable and audio books, large print, films, music, graphic novels, online resources, newspapers, and magazines.

Our City's diverse population is reflected in the library's special collections.  We have materials in Portuguese and Chinese, in addition to a Black Studies Collection, at selected locations throughout the city.

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