Auckland Libraries has books available in over 40 different languages, reflecting the diverse cultures that make Auckland their home.
The community language collections at Auckland Libraries include books, books with tapes, audio cassettes, DVDs, videos, CDs, picture books and magazines.
Many collections include resources for both children and adults.
Being part of Auckland Libraries means you can now borrow from any of these collections for free, and it is also free to request any items to be sent to your local library.
Each month, find out what's new in our community language collections with the New Titles list.
Our comprehensive collection covers Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian/Bahasa, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Kurdish, Macedonian, Marathi, Nepali, Lao, Punjabi, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Rarotongan, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, te reo Māori, Telugu, Thai, Tokelauan, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese.
The community language resources are shelved separately from the English language collections.
You can find these resources at many of our libraries.
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