The SLQ adult literacy collection has resources for improving literacy and learning English as a second language. The resources are suitable for students and literacy tutors. Items are available via bulk loan to all public libraries.
- teaching theory and practice books
- student workbooks on grammar, spelling and comprehension in print and audio format
- books and audio material on numeracy and everyday living such as job search skills, technology and beach safety
- abridged novels and graded readers
- learning English for LOTE speakers
- learning languages.
Library staff can provide support to tutors in the following ways:
- make tutors aware of this specialist collection and the public library spaces available for conducting classes or one-to-one sessions
- make tutors and literacy students aware of the wide range of library resources
- contact tutors to arrange a tour of the library and promote membership to students
- connect with tutors in your area via the Queensland Council for Adult Literacy on firstname.lastname@example.org or view the Directory of literacy providers.
How to borrow
Members of the public can borrow from the SLQ adult literacy collection by contacting their local public library. Find your nearest public library by searching the directory. You can also identify libraries with Internet access.
The following YouTube videos provide more information about finding and reserving items in the literacy collection.
Literacy resources available from SLQ
How to search for literacy resources available from SLQ
Libraries for literacy – every day, every way 2015 - 2018 is a framework for the development of responsive literacy services delivered by the State Library, partnering with Queensland public libraries and literacy providers.
As part of the Framework, SLQ delivers an annual literacy forum.
Adult literacy organisations
- Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP): Up to 510 hours of free English language tuition to eligible migrants from the skilled, family and humanitarian visa streams, to help learn basic English and to assist with settlement in Australia. For further information about the AMEP, please visit Adult Migrant English Program.
- Australian Council for Adult Literacy (ACAL): Promotes adult literacy and numeracy policy and practice.
- Queensland Council for Adult Literacy (QCAL): Queensland adult literacy information.
- The Reading Writing Hotline: Australia’s national telephone adult literacy and numeracy referral service.
- TAFE Queensland English Language and Literacy Services (TELLS): Provides leadership, contract management and services supporting the delivery of English language training for migrants and refugees.
Online literacy resources available to Public Library staff, such as The Corner Toolkit and the Little Big Book Club