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We provide a library service to most of the Asian Communities living or working in Bristol or visiting the city.
We have items in single languages and some items, mainly children's picture books, in dual languages. The links below will show you which libraries have items in that language.
- Farsi (Persian)
- Kurdish (not in Sorani dialect)
- Farsi (Persian)/English
- Kurdish (not in Sorani dialect)/English
Books on Asian issues are available in English as well as books in Asian languages.
We also have children's picture books in dual languages.
- Adult books in Asian languages and the languages they have.
- Children's books in Asian languages and the languages they have.
Several Bristol libraries have at least one newspaper or magazine of interest to Asian communities.
Films and music include:
- Vietnamese and Chinese material
- Popular musicals
- Pakistani TV serials
- Religious epics
- Bollywood Indian films
- Comedy stage plays
Central Library also has videos in Asian languages and music CDs from across Asia.
- DVDs in Asian languages and the languages they have.
- Asian languages of videos in the Central Library.
- Styles of Asian music CDs in the Central Library and the languages they are in .
Services to these communities are available in their native languages. There are also some collections to help with learning the English language.
Collections of books are at:
- Central Library - Arabic, Czech, Farsi, Kurdish, Pashto, Serbo-Croat and Somali.
- St Pauls Library - Somali only.
St Pauls Learning and Family Centre run courses for people who wish to learn or improve their English.
You will be assessed to find out your needs then offered a class to suit you.
To arrange an assessment please either visit the Centre or telephone 0117 914 5485 or 0117 914 5470.
At the Central Library we have reference and lending services such as:
- Asian language newspapers and magazines
- Religious texts
- DVD and video film service
Mr M Hussain BME Community Engagement Officer, Outreach Library Services, Central Library College Green Bristol, BS1 5TL
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