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Community Language Collections

Books

Our collection includes books in several community languages, including:

  • Chinese
  • Croatian
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Macedonian
  • Serbian
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

If you're looking for books in other languages not listed above, please ask our library staff for help. We may be able to get books for you from the collections of other libraries.

LOTE Online for Kids

LOTE Online for Kids is an eResource that supports language learning for children. Books are available in the language you select and English with an Australian accent.

Newspapers

The library has newspapers in several community languages so you can keep up to date with news from around the world. You can't borrow newspapers, but you're welcome to read them while you're in the library.

You can also access online newspapers and magazines from 97 countries in 54 languages through the State Library of NSW. You will need to join the State Library of NSW to access these resources.

These resources can also be accessed using the PressReader app which can be downloaded from Google Play (Android) or  App Store (Apple).

Help with English

If you want to learn English and improve your English language skills for study, work or everyday conversations, your library can help! See our Improve Your English page for details.

Request multicultural items from State Library of NSW

This service is temporarily suspended due to government restrictions.

You can ask to borrow a box of items from the State Library of NSW in languages other than English, or to help improve your English skills. This is a free service for library members.

Use the button below to make a multicultural bulk loan request.