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Community Language

Community Languages


While a large amount of our collection is English, part of our commitment to our community includes the development of our Community Languages (also known as Language Other Than English (LOTE) Collection.

Community Language items are collected and provided through public libraries to support literacy and learning for and about:

• Our patrons whose first language is not English.
• Our patrons with an interest in reading material in another language.
• Western Australian Indigenous people.

List of current languages held:

Arabic

Maltese

Bosnian

Norwegian

Chinese

Polish

Croatian

Portuguese

Czech

Romanian

Danish

Russian

Dutch

Serbian

Farsi

Sinhalese

French

Spanish

German

Swedish

Greek

Tagalog

Hungarian

Tamil

Indonesian

Thai

Italian

Turkish

Japanese

Ukranian

Korean

Urdu

Khmer

Vietnamese

Malay

 

Community Language collection items are available for loan under the same terms as other items in the Library.

If you have any questions about these collections, please contact us. We welcome any suggestions from the public as to their needs and requirements for material in their native languages

Albany Public Library members are also able to access Language Learning resources online. You can access this eResource here.

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