For Immediate Release

L. Ron Hubbard’s Books now Available in Lending Libraries Across 192 Lands

2010 saw the completion of a two-year project to provide Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard’s beginning books of Dianetics and Scientology to every lending library on Earth. Today, through the placement of Mr. Hubbard’s books and audiobooks in libraries across 192 nations, billions now have access to the tenets and beliefs of the Scientology religion for the first time.

 “I know no man who has any monopoly upon the wisdom of this universe. It belongs to those who can use it to help themselves and others.” —L. Ron Hubbard

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To make L. Ron Hubbard’s books and lectures of Dianetics and Scientology broadly available world over, the Church of Scientology has been engaged in a massive translation and publication program.

This included the 2010 establishment of Church publishing houses in Los Angeles, California, and Copenhagen, Denmark. These publishing houses feature the largest digital printing-line in the publishing industry. The translation program comprises more than a thousand translators across 50 nations, and speaking virtually every language. To date, translations total more than 150,000 pages. (Watch the video: Bringing Scientology to the World.)

With the completion of translation and publication of Church Founder L. Ron Hubbard’s Basic books of Scientology, the Church initiated a project to provide all of those works to every public lending library on Earth—a project which culminated in 2010.

The full scope of this library donation program encompassed more than 4.2 million books, CDs and DVDs to over 150 thousand libraries across 192 nations. In consequence, the Scripture of Scientology is now freely accessible to 90 percent of the world’s population, in the following languages:

Afrikaans
Albanian
Arabic
Bengali
Brazilian Portuguese
Bulgarian
Chinese
Croatian
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English
Farsi
Filipino
Finnish
French
Georgian
German
Greek
Hebrew
Hindi
Hungarian
Indonesian
Italian
Japanese
Kazakh
Korean
Kyrgyz
Latvian
Lithuanian
Macedonian
Nepali
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Serbian
Sinhalese
Slovak
Slovenian
Spanish
Swahili
Swedish
Taiwanese
Thai
Turkish
Ukrainian
Urdu
Vietnamese

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The Scientology religion was founded by author and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in the United States in 1954 and has today expanded to more than 9,000 Churches, Missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 165 countries.

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