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Multicultural services

The State Library provides multicultural advisory services to NSW public libraries. Other services include bulk loans of books in community languages and English large print and audiobooks. We also provide online resources and newspapers in community languages to NSW residents and visitors to the State Library.

Multicultural services for public libraries

A guide to multicultural services available through the State Library for NSW public libraries

Multicultural services for NSW residents

A guide to multicultural services and information available online, at the State Library and NSW public libraries for NSW residents.

Bulk loans service

The State Library has collections in community languages, and English large print and audiobooks, available for bulk loan.These are loaned free of charge to the people of NSW through the public library network.

Online @ State Library for CALD Communities

eResources available from the State Library for culturally and linguistically diverse communities

Multicultural pamphlets

The "Your public library welcomes you" pamphlet has information about core library services offered to communities by NSW public libraries. It is available in over 50 languages, including English.

Multilingual glossary

The multilingual glossary database is a signage tool for libraries. The glossary contains common library phrases in 50 languages.

Community languages collection directory

The Community Languages Collection directory will help you locate community language materials held in NSW public libraries.

Finding materials in your language

Search the State Library catalogue for items in community languages that are available for interlibrary or bulk loan.

Essential information in community languages

Quick access to important information in community languages about health, law, settlement and more from government and community organisations.