Ethnic minorities make up a significant percentage of Ealing’s resident population. Therefore Ealing library service aims to develop, help provide and engage in outreach work to community groups and promote Ealing library services for ethnic minorities throughout the borough.
Ealing libraries stock a large range of non-English books, DVDs, CDs, newspapers, magazines and dual language books
Arabic, Chinese, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Pashtu, Polish, Somali and Urdu books
European languages books in French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish
a separate collection of books by black writers
aspirasian collection novel books in English with an Asian interest
We also have:
dual language books for children in various languages
books to help in learning English
information books on religion, health, cookery, history culture, poetry etc
talking books in Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu are available at Acton, Central and Southall libraries
We have videos, DVDs and CDs to cater for different tastes and ages including:
Hindi (Bollywood) videos, DVDs and CDs at Acton, Central, Greenford, Jubilee Gardens, Southall, West Ealing and Wood End Libraries.
Tamil videos and DVDs
music CDs, Bhangra, Ghazals, Soca, Calypso, Gospel and Reggae
religious and film music
We keep a range of newspapers and magazines and journals in a variety of different community languages in many of our libraries.
Community outreach work
We work in partnership with community organisations to promote our services and organise events.
Exhibitions and events
We organise various multicultural events and displays such as Black History Month, Polish exhibitions, Diwali, Eid, Guru Nanak’s birthday, Vaisakhi and Refugee week aimed at different ethnic minority communities.
Contact the access and inclusion officer:
Tel: (020) 3700 1071