Luton Libraries stock a wide range of books and eBooks in world languages. 


Adult physical books

We are currently curating collections of books in the following languages:  Urdu, Gujarati, Polish, Cantonese, Bengali, Spanish, Tamil, Romanian, Lithuanian, Ukranian and Portuguese. Small collections of books in other languages are also available.

The main collections are located at Luton Central Library.


Children’s dual language and bilingual books

A range of children’s dual language and bilingual books, including the most recent additions of Dari and Ukrainian, can be found in all branches.



Digital books to download to your device or read in your browser can be found in the eLibrary/communitylanguages. Languages include: Bengali, Cantonese, French, German, Gujarati, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Polish, Spanish, Tamil, Ukrainian, and Urdu. There is also a selection of bilingual and ESOL titles.


LOTE4KIDS (Languages Other Than English) 


LOTE4KIDS are online picture books that can be read direct from a browser or mobile device. Children can enjoy thousands of titles in 65+ languages, with English translations. https://lote4kids.com/uk-luton-libraries-login/  


eNewspapers and eMagazines 

You can download top domestic titles from many countries, which can be read with Pressreader.