Language collections

Language collections

Our language collections consist of books in more than 30 languages. These collections range from small, core collections to larger collections, and cover a wide variety of subjects.

Our aim is to provide recreational and leisure reading materials for all age groups. Auckland Libraries also supports people to maintain their mother language and aims to bridge linguistic and cultural divides within Auckland.

Our language collections include:

  • adult fiction and non-fiction
  • children's fiction and non-fiction
  • music CDs
  • magazines

Community languages

Use the links below to search for items in the catalogue or find out which libraries hold community language collections.
Afrikaans / Afrikaans
Find items in the catalogue:
All Afrikaans | adults | children | magazines

Visit the following libraries:
Botany, East Coast Bays, Pakuranga, Whangaparaoa
Check locations and hours
العربية / Arabic
Find items in the catalogue:
All Arabic | adults | children

Visit the following libraries:
Botany, Glenfield
Check locations and hours
中文 / Chinese
Find items in the catalogue:
All Chinese | adults | children | teens | magazines

Chinese collections are available at all our libraries
Check locations and hours
Hrvatski / Croatian
Find items in the catalogue:
All Croatian | adults | children

Visit the following library:
Waitakere Central (Henderson)
Check locations and hours
Nederlands / Dutch
Find items in the catalogue:
All Dutch | adults | children

Visit the following library:
Central City Library
Check locations and hours
Français / French
Find items in the catalogue:
All French | adults | children

Visit the following libraries:
Birkenhead, Central City, Devonport, Leys Institute (Ponsonby), Remuera, St Heliers, Takapuna, Titirangi
Check locations and hours
Deutsch / German
Find items in the catalogue:
All German | adults | children

Visit the following libraries:
Central City, Devonport, Takapuna, Titirangi
Check locations and hours
ગુજરાતી / Gujarati
Find items in the catalogue:
All Gujarati | adults | children

Visit the following libraries:
Blockhouse Bay, Glenfield, Mt Albert, Mt Roskill, New Lynn
Check locations and hours
हिन्दी / Hindi
Find items in the catalogue:
All Hindi | adults | children | magazines

Visit the following libraries:
Avondale, Blockhouse Bay, Manurewa, Massey, Mt Albert, Mt Roskill, New Lynn, Onehunga, Pakuranga, Papakura, Papatoetoe, Waitakere (Henderson)
Check locations and hours
Italiano / Italian
Find items in the catalogue:
All Italian | adults | children | magazines

Visit the following library:
Takapuna 
Check locations and hours
日本語 / Japanese
Find items in the catalogue:
All Japanese | adults | children | teens | magazines

Visit the following libraries:
Central City, Massey, Takapuna, Waitakere (Henderson)
Check locations and hours
한국어 / Korean
Find items in the catalogue:
All Korean | adults | children | magazines

Visit the following libraries:
Albany, Birkenhead, Central City, Devonport, East Coast Bays, Epsom, Glenfield, Highland Park, Massey, Northcote, Takapuna, Waitakere Central (Henderson)
Check locations and hours
मराठी / Marathi
Find items in the catalogue:
All Marathi | adults | children

Visit the following library:
Mt Roskill
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فارسی / Persian
Find items in the catalogue:
All Persian | adults | children

Visit the following library:
Central City
Check locations and hours
Português / Portuguese
Find items in the catalogue:
All Portuguese | adults | children

Visit the following library:
Takapuna
Check locations and hours
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ / Punjabi
Find items in the catalogue:
All Punjabi | adults | children

Visit the following libraries:
Manurewa, Mt Roskill, Papakura, Papatoetoe
Check locations and hours
русский / Russian
Find items in the catalogue:
All Russian | adults | children

Visit the following libraries:
Albany, Central City, Takapuna
Check locations and hours
српски / Srpski / Serbian
Find items in the catalogue:
All Serbian | adults | children

Visit the following library:
Waitakere Central (Henderson)
Check locations and hours
සිංහල / Sinhalese
Find items in the catalogue:
All Sinhalese | adults | children

Visit the following library:
Central City
Check locations and hours
Español / Spanish
Find items in the catalogue:
All Spanish | adults | children

Visit the following libraries:
Central City, Leys Institute (Ponsonby), St Heliers, Takapuna
Check locations and hours
Tagalog / Tagalog
Find items in the catalogue:
All Tagalog | adults | children

Visit the following libraries:
Glenfield, New Lynn, Waitakare Central (Henderson)
Check locations and hours
தமிழ் / Tamil
Find items in the catalogue:
All Tamil | adults | children

Visit the following libraries:
Mt Roskill, Panmure
Check locations and hours
తెలుగు / Telugu
Find items in the catalogue:
All Telugu | adults | children

Visit the following library:
Mt Roskill
Check locations and hours
ภาษาไทย / Thai
Find items in the catalogue:
All Thai | adults | children

Visit the following library:
Central City 
Check locations and hours
اُردُو / Urdu
Find items in the catalogue:
All Urdu | adults | children

Visit the following library:
Mt Albert
Check locations and hours
Tiếng Việt / Vietnamese
Find items in the catalogue:
All Vietnamese | adults | children

Visit the following library:
Central City
Check locations and hours

 

Pacific languages

Use the links below to search for items in the catalogue or find out which libraries hold Pacific language collections.
Māori Kūki 'Āirani / Cook Island Māori
Find items in the catalogue:
Children | Adults

Or visit the following libraries:

Avondale, Central City Library basement, Glen Eden, Glen Innes, Henderson, Mangere East, Mangere Bridge, Mangere Town Centre, Manukau, Manurewa, Massey, New Lynn, Northcote, Onehunga, Otara, Otahuhu, Panmure, Papatoetoe, Ranui, Te Atatu Peninsula, Te Matariki Clendon, Tupu
Check locations and hours
Na Vosa Vakaviti / Fijian
Find items in the catalogue:
Children | Adults

Or visit the following libraries:

Avondale, Glen Eden, Glen Innes, Henderson, Manukau, Manurewa, Mangere Bridge, Mangere East, Mangere Town Centre, Massey, New Lynn, Northcote, Onehunga, Otara, Otahuhu, Panmure, Papatoetoe, Ranui, Te Atatu Peninsula, Te Matariki Clendon, Tupu
Check locations and hours
Ko e vagahau Niuē / Niuean
Find items in the catalogue:
Children | Adults

Or visit the following libraries:

Avondale, Central City Library basement, Glen Eden, Glen Innes, Henderson, Mangere Bridge, Mangere East, Mangere Town Centre, Manukau, Manurewa, Massey, New Lynn, Northcote, Onehunga, Otara, Otahuhu, Panmure, Papatoetoe, Ranui, Te Atatu Peninsula, Te Matariki Clendon, Tupu
Check locations and hours
Gagana fa'a Sāmoa / Samoan
Find items in the catalogue:
Children | Adults

Or visit the following libraries:

Avondale, Central City Library, Glen Eden, Glen Innes, Henderson, Manukau, Manurewa, Mangere Bridge, Mangere East, Mangere Town Centre, Massey, Mt Albert, Mt Roskill, New Lynn, Northcote, Onehunga, Otara, Otahuhu, Panmure, Papatoetoe, Ranui, Te Atatu Peninsula, Te Matariki Clendon, Tupu
Check locations and hours
Tau gagana Tokelau / Tokelauan
Find items in the catalogue:
Children | Adults

Or visit the following libraries:

Avondale, Central City Library basement, Glen Eden, Glen Innes, Henderson, Manukau, Manurewa, Mangere Bridge, Mangere East, Mangere Town Centre, Massey, New Lynn, Northcote, Onehunga, Otara, Otahuhu, Panmure, Papatoetoe, Ranui, Te Atatu Peninsula, Te Matariki Clendon, Tupu
Check locations and hours
Lea faka-Tonga / Tongan
Find items in the catalogue:
Children | Adults

Or visit the following libraries:

Avondale, Central City Library basement, Glen Eden, Glen Innes, Henderson, Manukau, Manurewa, Mangere Bridge, Mangere East, Mangere Town Centre, Massey, New Lynn, Northcote, Onehunga, Otara, Otahuhu, Panmure, Papatoetoe, Ranui, Te Atatu Peninsula, Te Matariki Clendon, Tupu
Check locations and hours


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