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Multicultural services for public libraries

The Library's Public Library Services branch provides a range of services and resources to assist public libraries with multicultural services to their culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.

Multicultural services overview

Information about the range of services available to public libraries for their communities.


Information about state-wide consultancy and specialist advice and support on delivering library services to culturally and linguistically diverse communities.  

Bulk loan service

Find information about the State Library bulk loan service for NSW public libraries.

Standards and guidelines

Find information about standards and guidelines that specifically refer to the provision of services for multicultural communities.

Tools and promotional resources

Tools and resources for public libraries to provide and promote multicultural services to their communities.

Multicultural Purchasing Cooperative

The Multicultural Purchasing Cooperative facilitates the purchase of both Languages Other Than English (LOTE) and English resources. 

Cultural awareness training

Training for public library staff to develop skills for working with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) clients in the community.  


Tech Savvy Seniors

Information about Tech Savvy Seniors for NSW public libraries