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World Languages Resource Center

Location and Hours

We are located on the first floor of the Boise State University Albertsons Library building. We have a separate outside entrance identified as “World Languages” on the west side of the building. The Research Administration and History-Sociology-Criminal Justice offices have entrances on the same side of the building. A campus map is available.


  • Monday through Thursday, 8:30am-8:00pm
  • Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm

Map of WLRC


iPads for Checkout imageLocated next to the department offices in the Library, Room L-144, students studying a world language have access to state-of-the art equipment in the World Languages Resource Center. Whether taking a study break in between classes or completing a research project, the Center is dedicated to providing tools and services to language students. A computer lab provides access to authentic resources such as online journals and newspapers from around the world, specialized software and recording tools. The Center also hosts a collection of more than 1,200 films for student checkout, language books and games, along with mobile tablets for use in and out of the classroom.

Click here to meet our student employees!

Film Collection

The World Languages Resource Center host a collection of almost 2,000 language DVDs. Please stop by to view our selection and to check out a title!

Computer Lab and iPad Checkouts


World Languages students participating in a Spanish conversation activity.

  • Language Specific applications
  • Keyboard layouts for Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish are available on all computers.
  • iPads, tripods, and mobile keyboards are available for student checkout!

In addition to the main resource center, there are language related resources in the following locations:

    • MP 121: Student Computer Lab
      This is a large open lab with word processing and internet software (phone 426-4042) open 7:30 am to midnight Monday to Thursday plus other hours Friday (7:30 am to 6 pm), Saturday ( 9am – 3 pm) and Sunday (9 am to 9 pm).
    • CRC:  Curriculum Resource Center
      Located on the 2nd floor of the BSU Library, the CRC houses audio and visual materials in various languages.