Help with reading and language

Most of our libraries have a range of books and resources for people with basic reading skills.

You can find the largest collection of these books in Central library.

Quick reads

Quick reads are short, fast-paced books by bestselling writers. They’re easy to read stories for everyone, including adults with basic reading skills and people who don’t read a lot.

They’re also useful for people who want an introduction to reading or readers who want a short book.

Books for people with dyslexia

Barrington Stoke books are especially written for adults and children with dyslexia. Each library has some Barrington Stoke books. Central Library has the most titles.

Learning English as an additional language

We have a wide range of material for the TOEFL and IELTS examinations, including:

  • workbooks for different grades, many with CDs
  • mock tests
  • study aids

We also subscribe to IELTS Online, which you can use to practice for both the academic and the general exams.