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Improve your English, learn a language (with Mango Languages) and borrow materials in other languages.


The Library has a collection of learning materials to assist people wanting to improve their English and literacy skills.  The collection includes graded readers, kits and special English language materials to help with spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Learn a Language

The Library has books and kits to assist you in learning another language. Our collection includes the following languages Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Greek and more. Many of these materials are specially written for the traveller and include travel dictionaries and phrasebooks.

Learn a language online with Mango Languages on your own terms and in your own time. There are over 70 languages available to learn, and English classes in more than 20 languages. All you need is your library membership number. Visit the Mango Languages website.

For optimal performance please ensure you have an up-to-date browser and Flash Player.

Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari
Certain parts of the course require Adobe Flash 10.3+

Android - find the app in Google Play
iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch) - find the app in the Apple Store
*Note: Certain features will not work on mobile devices


Community Languages

Wollongong City Library Language Collection holds books in the following languages:

  • Chinese
  • Croatian
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Macedonian
  • Serbian
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese


Books in other languages not held by our Libraries are available by request. Please ask library staff for help.

Newspapers and magazines are also available in many languages. You can also access of 2200 newspapers and magazines from more than 97 countries in 54 languages using Press Reader from the State Library using your Wollongong Library Card.

Road to IELTS

Road to IELTS is a preparation and practice course aimed at International English Language Test System (IELTS) candidates, but it is also useful for those preparing for other higher level English language exams.

You can use Road to IELTS in the library (don't forget your headphones), or at home by logging in with your library barcode number.

For more information go to the Road to IELTS page.


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