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

Language

Materials

Libraries

Chinese

  • junior and adult books
  • newspapers
  • magazines
  • DVDs 
  • talking books on CD
  • magazines
  • newspapers
    Sing Tao (Hong Kong): held for one week at Ashburton and Balwyn
    Chinese Melbourne Daily: held for one week at Balwyn, Hawthorn and Kew.

Ashburton, Balwyn, Camberwell, Greythorn, Hawthorn and Kew

Greek

  • junior and adult books
  • DVDs
  • magazines
  • newspaper
    Neos Kosmos: held at Hawthorn for one week.

Balwyn, Greythorn and Hawthorn

French

  • magazines

Ashburton, Balwyn and Hawthorn

French

  • junior and adult books
  • magazines.

Camberwell

Italian

  • magazines

Balwyn and Kew

Italian

  • junior and adult books
  • DVDs
  • magazines
  • newspaper
    Il Globo: held at Hawthorn for one week.

Hawthorn

Korean

  • adult books.

Hawthorn

German

  • magazines.

Balwyn and Hawthorn

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

  1. Enter the title or author
  2. Select from the collection list, for example ‘Chinese magazines’
  3. Select a title to reserve the item.

Use advanced catalogue search

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

Resources

Non-English newspapers and magazines

Press Reader

Get instant access to more than 4000 newspapers and magazines from 100 countries in 60 languages.

Visit PressReader.

RBDigital

Access more than 3000 digital magazines to read online or download to your mobile device.

Visit RBDigital.

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.

Chinese language collection and resources

Boroondara Library Service offers a Chinese language collection for loan and bilingual events.

Collections

All library branches have a Chinese collection including:

  • fiction
  • non-fiction
  • junior books
  • children’s picture books
  • DVDs
  • magazines.

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Events

Languages other than English

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