Multicultural Libraries and Adult Literacy Resources

 

 

This page has links to resources and services in libraries for people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds. 

Useful Websites

 

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.

http://www.mylanguage.gov.au/

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.

www.openroad.net.au

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.

 www.lerni.net.au

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.  If you wish to change any othe information changed in this Directory, please email the changes to Michael Graf at mgraf@portphillip.vic.gov.au.

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 of whether they send books and audio visual material in other languages on inter-library loan.

Amharic

Arabic

Bengali

Bosnian

Cantonese - see Chinese

Chinese

Croatian

Dutch

Farsi

French

German

Greek

Hebrew

Hindi

Hungarian

Indonesian

Italian

Japanese

Khmer

Korean

Macedonian

Maltese

Mandarin - see Chinese

Persian  - see Farsi

Polish

Portugese

Punjabi

Russian

Serbian

Sinhalese

Somali

Spanish

Swahili

Tamil

Thai

Tigrinya

Turkish

Urdu

Vietnamese