Multicultural resources

State Library of Queensland provides free access to many multicultural online resources – helping Queenslanders stay in touch with their cultures, family, friends and current information from around the world.

SLQ strives to enrich the lives of all Queenslanders and creatively engage people with information, knowledge and community. Queensland is one of the world’s most culturally diverse populations, and we celebrate this diversity through events, exhibitions and by providing online resources that inform, involve and assist people throughout the state.

Our multicultural resources webpage can be viewed in 81 languages – enabling people to find local public libraries in Queensland, library collections in languages other than English, and to access online newspapers and radio from around the globe.

Victor Ilechukwu. Photograph by Dean Saffron.

Victor Ilechukwu. Photograph by Dean Saffron.

Newspapers and radio

Library Press Display provides access to current newspapers from over 1,000 countries in 57 languages. These papers can be selected by country, title and language, are available for 60 days, and are keyword searchable. The online display looks exactly the same as the paper version, showing the original full colour layout. This excellent resource is available onsite and offsite for SLQ members, and is a great way to keep up with news from other places.

The Paperboy links to 12,155 newspapers and ePapers from around the world.

Radio-locator is a radio station search engine, providing links to over 13,900 webpages and over 9,100 audio streams from radio stations globally.

Multilingual adult learning resources

The Lerni website provides introductory computer training and links to adult education courses throughout Australia. Lerni is available in English, Arabic, Assyrian, Burmese, Dari, Dinka, Farsi, Karen, Somali, Swahili and Tamil. This is a really useful site for all Australians who want to gain new skills and get involved in their communities.

Ka Maeva Cook Island dance group. Photograph by Reuben Stafford.

Ka Maeva Cook Island dance group. Photograph by Reuben Stafford.

Shared stories from multicultural communities

SLQ also collects resources that reflect Queensland’s diverse population. Enjoy the current showcase of stories from three multicultural festivals that have been captured through photo essays and oral histories. These wonderful stories from the Australian-Italian Festival, the Queensland Pacific Unity Festival and Africa Day celebrations highlight the engagement of multicultural communities throughout Queensland. You can also view the entire digital collection of these fascinating stories.

Visit our Multicultural Resources webpage for more information about available resources.

 

Mario Torrisi with his award for 'Recognition of outstanding Voluntary Service' and the passenger list for incoming passengers to Townsville on the 28/5/1955. Photograph by Sarah Scragg.

Mario Torrisi with his award for 'Recognition of outstanding Voluntary Service' and the passenger list for incoming passengers to Townsville on the 28/5/1955. Photograph by Sarah Scragg.