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Image of Computer Kiosk Located at LBJ LibraryMarch 3, 2006 -

International visitors to Austin will feel at home at the LBJ Library and Museum—you can say they speak your language.

The Library and Museum now features a computer kiosk at the front desk where visitors can print a translation of the English language guide in four languages: French, German, Japanese, and Spanish. On the home page, visitors simply find the language they prefer, tap the screen, and a tour is printed.

Marsha Sharp, Education Specialist with the LBJ Library, gets an A+ for coming up with the idea. “This is part of the educational services we provide at the Library,” Sharp explains. “In keeping with President Johnson’s legacy of reaching out to everyone, we hope this adds a welcoming dimension for our non-English speaking visitors.”

Visitors to the Library’s website will also find the four language options here. Simply click on the preferred language and information about the library is available.

“La admission es gratuita”—yes, it says admission is free in four languages.