Tools for Learning

Broadband for Seniors program @ Bega Library

  • Provides older Australians with access to computers and the Internet via free Internet kiosks,
  • Supports seniors to gain confidence and build skills in using new technology,
  • Addresses the issue of older Australians feeling isolated and ‘left behind’ in a technological age,
  • Builds community participation and social inclusion amongst older Australians.

Dedicated computers and volunteer tutors are available for training in the following areas:

  • Basic computer use
  • Word processing
  • Email
  • Internet searching

Computer Training @ your library

Need to brush up your IT skills - never used a computer before - like to learn how to use a Mac - download digital photos from your camera? Free computer training is available at all libraries, just call your local branch for further information.  Make sure you subscribe to the library newsletter to receive updates on the computer training schedule.

Stay safe on the net

Cybersmart can help you and your family stay safe and secure on the internet while having fun. Information on the Cybersmart web site will empower children and young people to be safe online.

Visit Cybersmart web site for more information about Internet Safety.

University of Wollongong Partnership

Bega Library as a partner with the University of Wollongong provides access to a local academic collection, online resources, reference assistance and literacy classes. Visit University of Wollongong - Bega Campus for more information

Special services@your library

Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC) - Includes plain language books about various aspects of Australian Law. Includes a series on topical issues and a range of free pamphlets.

To find put more about the law in NSW go to Find legal Answers 

Drug Info @ your library

Drug Info Services provides accessible drug information to communities through public libraries and the web since 2002.

Local and Family History

Our collection includes books, newspapers, microfilm, fiche, CD-ROMs, online resources like and a reference service. 

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

Multicultural services for libraries

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 

The State Library of NSW holds collections in more than 40 community languages. These collections are loaned free of charge to the people of NSW through the public library network.