Baltimore County Public Library now offers free access to Rosetta Stone language program


— Are you interested in learning to speak French but don’t have the budget for lessons? Would you like to learn Mandarin, but don’t have the time to dedicate to a class schedule? Great news! Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL) now offers free access to a language program that can be completed in the comfort of your own home on your own time schedule.

Thanks to the Sailor program, which is funded by the state, ALL Maryland libraries now offer free access to Rosetta Stone and its collection of 30 language courses. Rosetta Stone, one of the biggest brands in language learning, uses an immersion-based method that features words, images and the voices of native speakers.

BCPL users can access the program via the’s Research Database & Tools page using their BCPL card number and pin code. As the program is accessed through an individual’s library card, users can sign out and save their progress.

“We are thrilled that Sailor is providing Rosetta Stone for BCPL customers,” said Collections Development Coordinator Jamie Watson. “It provides a nice complement, and another approach, to language learning than our current Mango Languages service and our classic print materials.”

The Baltimore County Public Library has served the citizens of Baltimore County since 1948. With 19 branches throughout Baltimore County, BCPL empowers and engages individuals for a more inclusive and connected Baltimore County community, and provides opportunities to explore, learn, create and connect. In addition to loaning books, library card holders may borrow DVDs, music, ebooks and gain access to our research databases. Branches provide computer and Internet access, job search assistance and offer a multitude of daily learning programs for adults and children. For more information about branches and services, visit or follow BCPL on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.