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Mō te Aratohu Whare Pukapuka Hapori Kaiheke About the Migrant Communities Library Guide

globeWe have lots of material to help people learn English, and a growing collection of books, newspapers and DVDs in other languages. Our Multicultural Community Customer Specialist works to improve our services to speakers of other languages. Visit us today and become a member of Wellington City Libraries.

The Migrant Communities Library Guide was a Wellington City Council Annual Plan initiative for 2004/5 and was developed with help from Wellington's migrant communities. The pages were translated by the Department of Internal Affairs' Translation Service.

About 30 languages have been identified in total to offer and we will be working progressively on making these available over time. You may also see some pages provided in English. This may be for two reasons
a ) new pages while we arrange for the translation to be completed.
b) Feedback received from that community was that their English skills were already so very good across all community sectors but they still wanted to be included within the overall project.

You can request an interpreter when visiting Wellington City Council sites, including libraries. Call the Council on (04) 499 4444 or visit reception on the ground floor of the Council offices, 101 Wakefield Street. Further information is available in Chinese, Hindi, Arabic and Samoan on the Council website.

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If your internet browser is not displaying a language properly,

  • have you installed the language (character set) on your computer?
  • have you installed software to allow you to see macrons and other diacritics?
  • is your internet browser set to view the language? (in Internet Explorer, click on 'View'->'Encoding' and select 'Unicode').

Some older browsers may not be able to read the Chinese and Arabic pages. Please contact us if you continue to have difficulties viewing a language.

Contact us

Our Multicultural Community Customer Specialist Ada would love to hear from you.

If there is an item you would like us to buy in another language, please fill out the request form.

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