Clarence Regional Library caters to the needs of its library members by providing access to foreign language material from the State Library of NSW.

Languages Other Than English (LOTE) – please place an Information Request for a bulk loan of foreign language material by using either our online Ask a Librarian Information Request Form or contacting your nearest branch.

Please include details about:

  • the language required
  • the type of reading interests required (e.g. romance, crime/mysteries, biographies, junior picture books, fiction, non-fiction)
  • if the books are for kids, the ages of the kids 
  • the more information the better. 

The following languages are available free for loan:

Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Burmese, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Gujurati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Kurdish, Macedonian, Maltese, Nepalese, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Tibetan, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese.

Talking books and large print, dictionaries and medical dictionaries and bilingual children’s books are also available.

All LOTE items are sourced from the State Library of NSW, search their catalogue now.