Adult literacy collection

The ability to read and write is essential for everything we do throughout our lives. The State Library has resources for people who wish to improve their reading and writing or are learning English or another language.

Books and resources are located on Level 1 and can be borrowed from the Library. Electronic resources can be accessed online through the catalogue to find online resources for reading, writing and IELTS exam preparation.

Resources include books to help with spelling, grammar and IELTS preparation, easy-to-read books for adults (from beginner to advanced), with some including an audio CD and eResources.

The online collection includes eBooks, audiobooks, newspapers in languages other than English and magazines. These resources can help you improve your reading, writing and English language skills.

To use the resources at home, you will need to be a State Library of Western Australia member. Join now!

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Read Write Now! Free Literacy Support Service

Are literacy skills holding you back?
Do you want to read a story to your children or help them with their homework?
Do you want to improve your reading, writing, maths or basic computer skills?
Do you need help with your studies?

The Read Write Now program offers free one-on-one help from trained volunteer tutors who teach according to individual circumstances and needs. You will meet with your tutor for about an hour and a half each week in a public venue or online. Your tutor will work closely with you on setting and achieving your study goals. Your individualised study sessions are a faster track to success by:

  • Improving reading, writing, maths, computer and study skills
  • Assisting with resume writing and job applications
  • Providing study support
  • Supporting disadvantaged learners and students with learning difficulties

The Read Write Now program is for adults aged 18 years and over. Adults from overseas need to be permanent residents of Australia with reasonable spoken English.

No referral is needed. Interested students only need to call 1800 018 802. Visit the Read Write Now website for further information.

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