Library reopening 29 May 2020

Our libraries are reopening

Our collections include materials in Chinese, Greek, French, Italian, Korean and German.

Language

Materials

Location

Chinese

Magazines and newspapers

Ashburton

Chinese

Junior, adult, newspapers, magazines, DVDs and talking books on CD

Balwyn, Hawthorn and Kew

Greek

Junior, adult, DVDs and magazines

Balwyn and
Hawthorn

French

Magazines

Ashburton,
Balwyn and Hawthorn

French

Junior, adult, magazines

Camberwell

Italian

Magazines

Balwyn and
Kew

Italian

Junior, adult, DVDs and magazines

Hawthorn

Korean

Adult

Hawthorn

German

Magazines

Balwyn and 
Hawthorn

You can find books, DVDs, music and magazines in different languages using our advanced catalogue search.

Use advanced catalogue search

If your language is not shown in our catalogue, visit Public Libraries Victoria Network to see which other Victorian public libraries hold books and other items in your language. 

Non-English newspapers

For online newspapers from around the world, log into PressReader.

These non-English newspapers are available to read at specific library branches:

  • Sing Tao (Hong Kong): held for one week at Ashburton and Balwyn
  • Chinese Melbourne Daily: held for one week at Balwyn, Hawthorn and Kew
  • Il Globo: held at Hawthorn for one week
  • Neos Kosmos: held at Hawthorn for one week.

Learn English and other languages

To see options for learning English or another language, visit Online learning.

You can also explore courses at neighbourhood houses and community centres.

Languages other than English

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