Multicultural services and community languages

Multicultural services and community languages
Multiculural people
The library holds a range of community language materials. This includes books, magazines, DVDs, videos and music CDs. Multicultural Services Community Languages canterbury bankstown The library holds a range of community language materials. This includes books, magazines, DVDs, videos and music CDs. Library Services

Multiculural people

 

Our 9 Canterbury-Bankstown Libraries have a number of Multicultural Services available to customers. We have books, newspapers, magazines and DVDs in community languages.

Our Community Languages Team can be contacted at Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre 9789 9423 or Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre 9707 9708.

They can assist you with Learning English Information, Learning English Classes and the languages collections listed below.

Our Canterbury-Bankstown Languages Collections:

These language collections are shelved separately from the English language collection and contains adult fiction and non-fiction (factual information), junior fiction and non-fiction and picture books.​

Check with your local library as to what language books they have. You can also check our library catalogue.

Each language has its own identification prefix on the spine of the item (book, video, DVD, etc.). Fiction book labels also have the first four letters of the author's surname and non-fiction books are given a Dewey number. Children's books are marked with a 'J'.

  • ARA – Arabic  
  • BEN - Bengali 
  • CHI – Chinese
  • GRE – Greek   
  • KOR – Korean
  • VIE - Vietnamese

Books in your language that we don’t have…

We can borrow books for you in your own language from the State Library of NSW. Please ask at your local library for more information. This is a free service.

Learning English materials to borrow from the Library:

Our Libraries hold materials that can assist with Learning English at various levels for very beginner to more experienced.

Reading. Writing and Comprehension books, kits and English Learner Readers with audio CD.

IELTS books and Occupational English Test books are available to borrow at selected libraries.

You can search for these materials on our library catalogue and reserve them to be sent to you at your nearest library.

Online Resources for Learning English:

You will need a current library membership card number to access these online resources.

Other online materials:

DragonSource 龙源电子期刊杂

Electronic magazines in Chinese with more than 2,000 popular magazines and journals in full text (e.g. Zhongguo xin wen zhou kan, Shang jie, Shou hou).

Our Community Languages Team can be contacted at Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre 9789 9423 or Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre 9707 9708.