Community Language Materials

Our collection includes materials in Arabic, Chinese, Greek and Russian, along with small collections of materials in some other languages.

Types of Material

The following libraries have the largest collections of materials in other languages in the Shire. In addition, most of our branches have a small number of items in other languages.

  Books
(adult)
Books
(children)
DVDs Magazines Newspapers
Arabic no no yes yes yes
Chinese yes yes yes yes yes
Greek yes yes yes no no
Russian yes yes yes yes no
  Books
(adult)
Books
(children)
DVDs Magazines Newspapers
Arabic no no no yes no
Chinese yes yes yes no yes
Greek no no no no no
Russian no no no no no
  Books
(adult)
Books
(children)
DVDs Magazines Newspapers
Arabic no no no no no
Chinese yes yes yes no yes
Greek yes no no no no
Russian no no no no no

 

  • There is a small collection of French children's books at Sutherland
  • Miranda Library has a small Chinese collection
  • There are magazines in French, Polish and Spanish

For assistance in locating these items ask staff or Search the Library Catalogue.

Material in Other Languages

Specific titles or author

If you would like us to borrow a specific author or title in your chosen language we will need to request it via Interlibrary Loan. You can ask at your nearest Library or complete an online request.

Where else can I look?

Many libraries in Sydney have collections of books and other material in community languages. You can search the Community Languages Collection Directory  by Language to see which libraries have material in the language you read.

More information

For help getting material to read in your own language ask the staff at any Sutherland Shire Libraries.

Reference Services, Sutherland Library
phone 9710 0351
email library@ssc.nsw.gov.au