Resources in community languages
We offer a range of community language materials at all of our library branches.
We offer a range of community language materials at all of our library branches
The City of Darebin is home to people from over 153 countries who speak 148 different languages.
Nearly one-third of our residents were born overseas, and for close to half, both parents were born outside of Australia.
Our physical and digital collections of community language resources are one of the ways we meet the needs of our diverse community and give everyone the opportunity to learn and grow.
Community languages in our branches
We have a range of fiction, non-fiction, CDs, DVDs, board books, magazines and talking books for children and adults at each of our branches in the following community languages:
- Hindi (magazines & DVDs only).
Spanish books and magazines are now available! You can borrow popular fiction, including Spanish and South American authors. Works in translation, non-fiction and children’s books in Spanish. Magazines are also available in both physical and digital formats.
We also have bilingual picture books in a range of languages at each branch, with a Somali children's book collection in Reservoir.
Community languages in our digital library
We have a range of resources in our digital library that are available in languages other than English:
- Press Reader has access to newspapers and magazines in over 60 languages
- Kanopy Film Streaming offers films and documentaries in a variety of community languages
- Improve your English skills or learn another language with our range of free online learning tools for adults and kids.
Are you interested in practicing your English speaking skills?
Come along to our weekly Conversation Café - now online! To find out more, visit our visit our regular events page.