Community Language Collections


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.


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 newspapers and magazines from 97 countries in 54 languages through the State Library of NSW's Press Reader. Enter your Wollongong City Libraries card number to use this website. If you're not a member yet, you can join us for free.

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.