This page has links to resources and services in libraries for people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.
MyLanguage provides access to search engines, web directories and news in over sixty languages.
MyLanguage is a partnership between the State Libraries of NSW, QLD, SA, VIC, and WA
and the NT and ACT Library and Information Services.
The Open Road is an exploration of the nexus between electronic multicultural library services and migrant and refugee community web publishing initiatives in community languages.
Lerni provides links to multilingual learning resources for emerging communities. The website can be read in Arabic, Assyrian, Burmese, Dari, Dinka, Farsi, Karen, Somali, Swahili and Tamil as well as English. It includes four introductory computer training manuals to be used as a training resource.
Adult Literacy Courses
Here is a useful link : https://ala.asn.au/find-a-course/
Let's Get Serious About Adult Literacy and Numeracy sets out some of the issues around adult literacy.
Which libraries have books, magazines, newspapers and DVDs in my language?
Here is a Directory of what languages are held in which libraries.
Click on the language below to see which librares have which languages. Library contact details.
A word of caution - collections vary greatly in size and can be discontinued due to lack of use or difficulties of supply. It is best to contact the library first to check the size of the collection before going there. Also library policies vary in terms ot whether they send books and audio visual material in other languages on inter-library loan.
Cantonese - see Chinese
Mandarin - see Chinese
Persian - see Farsi