Languages collection

The City Libraries collection contains books in over 50 community languages. Books in languages not held by City Libraries may still be requested. 

View the list of community languages held at our libraries and see our Chinese version of City Libraries resources for Chinese speakers - Resources for Chinese speakers .

Additionally, we provide access to a range of online resources that can support language learning including:

  • eBooks, online newspapers and magazines in multiple languages
  • Online language learning software for adults and children
  • Online IELTS practice tests and exercises
  • Databases full of ideas and information on almost every topic
  • Websites to stream and download music and film on your computer, tablet or smartphone.

These resources are available 24/7 through the Online Library.

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