Community languages / collections

Materials in langauges other than English
 

The library aims to provide a broad range of books, materials and services for all sections of the community, including those from non-English speaking backgrounds. Collections in languages other than English are held at various branches, but can be reserved from any location.

 

Bilingual picture books are available at Carlton, Collingwood, Fitzroy, North Fitzroy and Richmond.

 

Arabic العربية

Our website details many of our services in Arabic. Arabic collections including books, DVDs, CDs, and newspapers are located at Carlton and Collingwood. An Arabic speaking member of staff is available to assist library patrons at Collingwood Library every Monday from 3pm- 6pm       
 

Chinese (simplified) 中文
Chinese (traditional) 廣東話

Our website details many of our services in Chinese. Chinese collections, including books, DVDs, CDs, newspapers and magazines are located at Carlton, Collingwood, Fitzroy and Richmond. There are also Chinese DVDs available at North Fitzroy Library. A Chinese speaking member of staff is available to assist library patrons at the following times and locations:
• Wednesday: Richmond 10am -1pm
• Thursday: Fitzroy 10am-1pm  
• Friday: Carlton 1pm-3.30pm    
 

Greek - ελληνικ

Greek collections including books, DVDs, CDs, newspapers and magazines are located at Richmond Library.               
         

Italian - Italiano

Our website details many of our services in Italian. Italian collections including books, DVDs, CDs, newspapers and magazines are located at Carlton, North Fitzroy and Richmond.   
 

Macedonian

While the Library has no Macedonian collection we can provide you with access to information in Macedonian via our online newspaper service Press Display, and through our Internet services.   
 

Spanish - Español

Spanish collections including books, DVDs and magazines are located at Collingwood.
         

Turkish - Türkçe

Turkish collections including books, DVDs and magazines are located at Collingwood.
A Turkish member of staff is available to assist library patrons at Collingwood Library every Thursday from 10am to 1pm.
 

Vietnamese - Việt ngữ

Our website details many of our services in Vietnamese. Vietnamese collections including books, DVDs, CDs, newspapers and magazines are located at: Collingwood, Fitzroy and Richmond.
If you would like more information in Vietnamese about any of Council’s service, please call our City of Yarra interpreter service on 9280 1940.
 

Vietnamese - Việt ngữ

Our website details many of our services in Vietnamese. Vietnamese collections including books, DVDs, CDs, newspapers and magazines are located at: Collingwood, Fitzroy and Richmond.
If you would like more information in Vietnamese about any of Council’s service, please call our City of Yarra interpreter service on 9280 1940.   

Health

Multilingual Health Databases contain the latest evidenced-based health information.

Multilingual Health Databases provide hundreds of reports for the most common health topics. Arabic | Chinese | Vietnamese

       

 


Further information
Marcia McGinley
Collingwood Library and Multicultural Services Team Leader
9426 5649
Marcia.McGinley@yarracity.vic.gov.au

                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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