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Multicultural Purchasing Cooperative

The Multicultural Purchasing Cooperativeto facilitates the purchase of both Languages Other Than English (LOTE) and English resources  on behalf of NSW public libraries. 

Purchasing through the Cooperative is free of administrative charges.

Languages Other Than English (LOTE)

The Purchasing Cooperative locates and purchases materials in languages other than English (LOTE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) from suppliers in Australia and overseas.   Libraries may purchase by standing order or selection profile.


The Cooperative facilitates the purchase of literacy resources, coordinated by the NSW Literacy Working Group.

Cooperative Cataloguing

By purchasing your library’s LOTE and ESL collections through the Cooperative, libraries can benefit from discounts due to bulk purchasing and shared cataloguing.


Contact Shauna Miller, Coordinator Multicultural Purchasing Cooperative on (02) 9272 1540, or email for more information.