If you are (or someone you know is) learning to read, learning English, or learning another language, there are a range of free resources available at the libraries. There are also titles suitable for those with dyslexia. Follow the Browse links to find the collection that will assist you, and don't forget to check out the Free online resources page as there are sites and collections available online that may also be of use.

Easy links to titles in your language

New titles are added to the language collections when they become available, so it is worth checking the links before you visit. You can place a reserve on any of the listed titles and they will be held for you to collect (for 10 days only).

Afrikaans Arabic Bengali Burmese
Chinese Farsi German Gujarati
Hebrew Hindi Indonesian Italian
Japanese Korean Malay Malayalam
Maori Punjabi Russian Sinhalese
Somali Spanish Tagalog Tamil
Thai Turkish Ukrainian Urdu

Did you know there are also e-books available in languages other than English? Browse Overdrive's Libby or Borrowbox apps to discover new titles.

Searching for specific items

The library catalogue can be searched online to locate specific items, or just to browse. You can request any of the items you find (except reference items). If we don’t have the item you’re looking for we can try to source a copy through the Request and Information Service. There is no charge for this service but conditions are applicable. You can also suggest an item be considered for purchase.