Improve your English

English Conversation Groups are held on Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings during school term at the Chatswood library. These classes are very popular, so you need to Register your interest online or contact the library staff to enrol in person, by phoning 9777 7900, or by emailing

Search for English classes in and around the Willoughby area in our Community Directory

Learn English as a Second Language with your Willoughby Library membership. Choose from: 

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Read and enjoy items in your own language

The Library maintains collections in six community languages: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Armenian, French and Persian.

These language collections are based on the demographic characteristics of the Willoughby LGA.

Community Language Bulk Loan Service

Books in over 40 languages are available from the State Library of NSW through all public libraries.  If you would like books in your language that are not available in Willoughby Library,  you can ask our library staff or fill in the online form here. We can arrange to get books in your language from State Library of NSW for you. This is a free service.

The State Library website lists which public libraries hold which language collections.

To find out more about multicultural services at Willoughby Library and how we can help you, email, or call 9777 7900. You can have a tour as an individual or as part of a group.

Other programs in Cantonese and/or Mandarin

Little Dragon Story time Internet Training Financial Seminars 
Tech Savvy Seniors  Harmony Day celebration - Film screening of Journey to Freedom 2 (in English) 

Live actively: Don't be bothered by pain (Mandarin session)