English Conversation Circles
Are you a newer Australian who is looking to improve your English speaking skills? We host weekly English Conversation Circles where you can practice and improve your conversational English in a safe, welcoming and relaxed environment. These sessions are facilitated by our friendly library staff – come and join us!.
Whether you are new to English, are bilingual, or just prefer to read in your native language, we have a range of resources in different languages to help keep you informed and entertained.
Our library collection has a dedicated LOTE (Languages other than English) collection, which includes print books in a selection of over 20 languages.
Explore our library catalogue for resources in the following languages:
If you are looking for resources and reading material in a language that is not listed here, please contact us and our collections team may be able to access additional resources from the State Library of Queensland.
Digital resources in other languages
If you prefer to read online, we also have a range of eBook, eAudiobook, eMagazines and eNewspapers that are available in different community languages across our digital resources. You can download and read or listen direct from your device!
Download community language eBooks and eAudiobooks through the cloudLibrary or Libby apps.
Read a great variety of international newspapers and magazines on the PressReader app, or visit DragonSource to access thousands of Chinese-language magazines.
Use LOTE 4 Kids to find digital picture books and enjoy storytime in your language. Download the app and take storytime with you wherever you go.
Find out more about the support available for multicultural residents on the Gold Coast on our Cultural diversity page.