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Language and Literacy

The Library has an excellent range of online resources for members to:

  • Learn new languages
  • Improve literacy skills
  • Learn English as a second language


For Adults ...  
 Mango Languages

Mango Languages
Mango is an online language-learning system that teaches actual conversation skills for 72 different languages (and still growing), as well as ESL courses tailored to native speakers of 14 different languages. Learn anytime and anywhere with remote access and FREE mobile apps.
See Mango Languages in action [YouTube video].

 AMES Learn English Online

AMES Learn English Online
General English courses from beginner through to advanced with a work, life and study focus. Also includes Jobseekers Online, where you can practise writing a résumé or cover letter and prepare for the interview.
Access note: please use your library membership number to access this resource.

 Issues in English 2

Issues in English 2
Native Australian speakers and content – Practice reading, writing, listening and speaking with this multi-skills program that uses Australian accents. This popular and entertaining program provides learners with video clips of people presenting an opinion or information. It will build on students existing knowledge of English by encouraging learners to expand their skills using a great selection of activities.


For Children ...

TumbleBooks Premium 



For Everyone ... 


TumbleBooks Premium Library
TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Includes fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles.





The State Library of NSW has a wide array of resources available which you can access with your Coffs Harbour City Library membership card. You can also access a range of eResources in other languages to assist with learning English.