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Discover a world of language resources

We can help you learn another language or improve the language skills you already have. Maybe you want to read a book, magazine or newspaper in a language other than English? We can help.

World Languages

Read books, newspapers and magazines in languages from all over the world.

We have online resources as well as titles to borrow and take home. For a full list of languages available see our World Languages Collections page.

eMagazines from around the world

World Languages Collection

Including Afrikaans, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Rarotongan and more...

FAQ: Languages available on the self-issue kiosks

Issue your own library items from our self-issue kiosks in a range of different languages, including Māori.

Learning English

Borrow English language courses, grammar titles, or books in simple English to help you learn or access online resources focused on improving your English skills.

Learning English eResources

Tense Buster

Improve your English with Tense Buster which helps learners with 33 key grammar areas at five levels.

Practical Writing

Practical Writing is for students who need to use written English both in their studies and in their personal life.

Active Reading

Improve your reading skills, Active Reading will help those learning English to read more efficiently and more confidently.

Clear Pronunciation 2 Speech

Learn to speak English clearly, after completing Clear Pronunciation 1 Sounds learn to put the sounds of English together for natural speech

Road to IELTS: General

Self-study preparation course to help you prepare for the globally recognised IELTS exam. Tests English proficiency at a general level.

Clear Pronunciation Sounds

Learn to speak English clearly, recognise and pronounce the 43 sounds of English through audio, video and interactive activities.

Mango Languages

Mango is an online language learning system that can help you learn the most popular languages in the world.

Road to IELTS: Academic

Self-study preparation course to help you prepare for the globally recognised IELTS exam. Tests English proficiency at an academic level.

In the catalogue: Learning English

Learning Te Reo Māori

Read books in te reo Māori, borrow language courses, dictionaries, phrase books and more.

Celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori / Māori Language Week at the library or find recommended resources to help you improve your te reo Māori skills.

Te Reo Māori learning titles

New Zealand Sign Language

The New Zealand Sign Language Collection

A sign language reference collection including accounts of the deaf experience.

New Zealand Sign Language

Find out more about New Zealand sign language and browse NZSL resources. NZ Sign Language Week is from 6 to 12 May 2024.
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