Community Languages

- CALD Languages Man Reading Newspaper

Darebin Libraries proudly offer our full range of Community Language materials at all of our branches!

Darebin is home to people from over 153 countries who speak 148 different languages. Nearly one third of our residents were born overseas, and for close to half, both parents were born outside of Australia. 

Darebin Libraries aspire to meet the needs of our diverse community and enable everyone to learn and grow. 

We have a range of Community Language CDs, DVDs, board books, magazines, talking books, fiction and nonfiction for children and adults at each branch.

Community Languages we offer:

  • Arabic

  • Italian

  • Chinese

  • Greek

  • Vietnamese


Interested in practicing your English speaking skills in a friendly, welcoming environment? Come along to our weekly Conversation Café:

Reservoir: Tuesdays, 10–11am, during school terms.

Preston: Fridays, 10–11am, during school terms.