Read items in your own languages
We offer community language collections in Chinese, Korean, and Tamil. Each collection includes books, magazines, CDs and DVDs for both adults and children.
Chinese and Korean collections are available at all City of Ryde Libraries. Tamil collection is available only at West Ryde Library. You can search all titles in these collections by visiting the Library Catalogue.
Indyreads provides quality eBooks and eAudiobooks in Chinese and other community languages. This platform is launched by State Library NSW.
Borrowing Books in Other Languages
For books in languages other than Chinese, Korean and Tamil you can request a free bulk loan from the State Library of NSW. They offer free multicultural bulk loans in 42 community languages.
Please speak to a City of Ryde Libraries staff member for more information.
Newspapers in Community Languages
The Australian Chinese Daily newspaper is available at all City of Ryde Libraries. Copies of Australian Chinese Daily are kept for a week.
Please note: library cards are required to borrow the latest issue at Ryde and Eastwood Libraries.
PressReader provides thousands of digital newspapers and magazines from all around the world in different languages.
Resources for Learning English
We offer a Learning English collection for people learning English as a second language. Books are separated into three levels: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced.
Learn English is a free service by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), providing digital content to help people learn English and navigate life in Australia. Whether you’re a beginner or more advanced student of English, the selected articles, video and audio content will make learning English fun and engaging.