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Need help to learn or improve English?

Whangārei Central Library has a wide range of material to help with learning English.

Find online books and more in the sections below.

Literacy ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

The Literacy ESOL Collection is found on the ground floor of Whangārei Central Library.

It has books, tapes and CDs to help:

  • improve literacy skills for adults whose first language is English
  • adults learning English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • practice for International English Language Test (IELTS)
  • tutors of Literacy and English.

Some subjects covered in this collection include:

  • grammar, reading, writing, vocabulary and spelling materials for adult new learners
  • books, tapes and CDs to help pronunciation, speaking, listening and communication in English
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) practice material
  • books and book and CD sets for new readers. These graded readers are available from starter to advanced levels.  

Follow the link below for a selection of Learning English books in the library catalogue.

ESOL items in the library catalogue

World Languages collection

You can find books, music and more in many languages from around the world.  Simply use the advanced search on the library catalogue and select the language. 

Below are languages featured in our World Languages collection. 

  • Afrikaans
  • Chinese
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Go to the library catalogue

International newspapers and magazines

You can also read current issues of major newspapers and magazines from around the world through PressReader. This website is available free at all branches of Whangarei District Libraries.

Whangarei District Libraries members can access PressReader by following the link below and using their library card number and PIN:

Enter PressReader