Other language books

Request other language books

You can request books in languages we don’t have in our collections. We can get them for you from other libraries.

Free service

The service is free for general requests:

  • tell us what language you want
  • tell us what you like to read such as, fiction, non-fiction, history, poetry, cookbooks, kids books
  • you can get up to 25 books (depending on your membership)
  • delivery takes about 10 weeks
  • we’ll let you know when they’re ready to collect.

Specific titles

Specific titles can also be requested. You’ll need to use the inter-library loan service and a fee will apply.

How to request

To use our other language books service, quote your library card number either in person at your nearest branch or by phone or email.

02 9242 8555

State Library of NSW

Visit the State Library of NSW website to find out about the language collections at other libraries in Sydney.

Join the library

Membership is free for NSW residents. Complete the online application form and enjoy borrowing up to 30 items for 3 weeks.