Community languages

The library has a range of books in a variety of community languages. If you require a particular language not currently in our collection, you can place a request and we will endeavour to order the books from the State Library of NSW.

Books are currently in the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Chinese
  • Croatian
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Macedonian
  • Panjabi
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Spanish
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese

Language learning


Learn a language anytime, anywhere with Transparent Language online

Transparent Language Online offers access to 99 languages and 27 English as a second language (ESL) courses. It provides a variety of activities and material designed to build all four core language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Sign in using your library card number QXXXXXX.

Go mobile - language appGo Mobile: Language learning “on the go” with your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or Android powered device. Download the free Transparent Language app on the App Store and Google Play. For further instructions you can access the user guide here.