Here 2 Help

Did you know that 43% of our population does not have the literacy skills to cope with everyday life?

Here 2 Help is a collaboration between TAFE NSW Bega and the Bega Valley Shire Library. The drop-in service offers one-on-one tuition with volunteers in whatever literacy and numeracy needs people have.

Hele2Help will run every Thursday in school terms from 3.30pm to 5pm at Bega Library; and
every Wednesday in school terms from 2:30pm to 4:30pm at Tura Marrang Library.

What to expect

Volunteer tutors work one on one with the client to reach an identified goal. There is no enrolment or assessments, just help with whatever the client wants. Clients are encouraged to bring in documents for whatever they want help with, but we also have resources at the library.

Want to help?

Here 2 Help is looking for more volunteer tutors to get involved.

To be a tutor you will need: -

  • Good levels of literacy and numeracy skills
  • Current Working With Children Check.
  • Patience and ability to connect with learners
  • Be available on Thursdays from 3.30pm to 5.00pm.
  • Training and resources will be supplied.

Contact Carol at - 

If you would like to volunteer with the library please fill out the online form at : Volunteering with Bega Valley Shire Council - Bega Valley Shire Council (

Multicultural Bulk Loans

Borrow books in your language for FREE!!  The Multicultural Bulk Loan service allows members of our community to borrow a box of books or other library materials including Large Print and Audiobooks, in up to 43 community languages (available languages listed below), as well as English as a Second Language (ESL) resources.

Multicultural collections

Each language collection has:

  1. adult fiction in a range of genres, where available
  2. adult non-fiction, including cookbooks, history, psychology, biographies, society and more
  3. children's board books, picture books and chapter books, and non-fiction across a range of subjects
  4. bilingual books in selected languages
  5. Vox Books (junior bilingual print books with an audio recording built in so users can listen and read along) - limited to 2 per bulk loan
  6. audiobooks and a small number of large print books are available in some languages.

Requesting a multicultural bulk loan

Phone, visit or email your local library, let our helpful library staff know what types of books you would like and they will submit a request on your behalf.

Bega Library: 02 6499 2127
Bermagui Library: 02 6499 2411
Eden Library: 02 6499 2451
Tura Marrang Library: 02 6499 2340


Available languages

Books Large Print Audiobooks Vox Books
  1. Arabic
  2. Bengali
  3. Bulgarian
  4. Burmese
  5. Chinese
  6. Croatian
  7. Czech
  8. Danish
  9. Dutch
  10. Finnish
  11. French
  12. German
  13. Greek
  14. Gujarati
  15. Hebrew
  16. Hungarian
  17. Hindi
  18. Indonesian
  19. Italian
  20. Japanese
  21. Korean
  22. Macedonian  
  23. Maltese
  24. Nepalese
  25. Persian
  26. Polish
  27. Portuguese
  28. Punjabi
  29. Russian
  30. Serbian
  31. Sinhalese
  32. Slovak
  33. Spanish
  34. Swedish
  35. Tagalog
  36. Tamil
  37. Telugu
  38. Thai
  39. Tibetan
  40. Turkish
  41. Ukrainian
  42. Urdu
  43. Vietnamese
  1. Chinese
  2. French
  3. German
  4. Hungarian  
  5. Italian
  6. Spanish
  7. Urdu
  1. Chinese
  2. Croatian
  3. Czech
  4. Danish
  5. Dutch
  6. Finnish
  7. French
  8. German
  9. Greek
  10. Hungarian
  11. Italian
  12. Polish
  13. Russian
  14. Spanish
  15. Swedish
  16. Vietnamese  
  1. Arabic
  2. Chinese
  3. French
  4. German
  5. Hebrew
  6. Hindi
  7. Korean
  8. Russian
  9. Spanish
  10. Tagalog
  11. Ukrainian
  12. Urdu
  13. Vietnamese  

For more information about Multicultural Services and books in other languages please visit State Library Multicultural Services 

Adult Literacy Collection

The Library has an expanding collection of Adult Literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) materials designed to help people learn the English language OR improve their command of English.

These materials help people to learn or improve various skills, such as:

.  Pronunciation skills - kits help students learn the correct pronunciation of words, the sound, stress and rhythm of the language.
Listening skills - kits to help improve the learner's listening skills and understanding of the spoken word.
Reading skills - these materials help develop and/or improve reading skills.
Writing skills - includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, letter writing, filling forms and taking messages.

View the Adult Literacy Collection