English as a Second Language


Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Collection
Books in over 50 languages are available through our library thanks to State Library of Queensland.

If there are no books in your language on our shelves we can source them for you.

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Learning & Literacy (LAL) Collection
Our Learning and Literacy Collection contains a broad range of resources to assist in learning English including:

  • IELTS, other workbooks and practice exams
  • Adult readers with audio and text
  • Grammar and vocabulary dictionaries

Items can be reserved, collected and returned at any of our library branches.

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Learn Online
Take advantage of our language databases to learn and practice speaking and writing English online. Access is free for library members.

Language Databases

English Conversation Group 

English Conversation Group
Practice your conversational English in a relaxed and supportive environment thanks to George Street Neighbourhood Centre. For session dates and locations check out our What’s On publication for details.