Multicultural Services

Shoalhaven Libraries provide services and resources to support our multicultural community.

Multicultural Loans

Through the State Library of NSW, we are able to loan a box of books in one of 43 different community languages. You can request a total of 10, 20, or 30 books per box for a period of 3 or 6 months. By default we request boxes of 20 books for 3 months.

Books are available in Adult and Junior in a variety of genres and subjects. The cost for a box of books is $9. 

See library staff for more information. 


State Library of NSW - Tech Savvy Seniors

The State Library of NSW provides a digital training program designed to help seniors get connected. The videos are available in Hindi, Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin and English. 

SLNSW Tech Savvy

Mango Languages

Mango is the fast, easy, and most effective way to learn to speak a foreign language. It's online language learning system that teaches real conversation for practical communication. Learning English? Mango also includes English lessons for speakers of Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), French, Italian, Vietnamese and more. Need help? Watch our Mango Languages tutorial here 

Go to Mango


Hoopla - IELTS collection

More than three million people a year take the English Language Test. Hoopla offers eBook titles to assist with test preparation to help learn the English language. Need help? Watch our Hoopla tutorial here



Go to the IELTS collection on Hoopla


Education NSW Resources

The Department of Education NSW provides resources to support teach and learning English as an additional language or dialect.