Welcome to Global Language Books, an Australian business servicing the needs of adults, children, parents, caregivers, childcare, schools, resource centres and libraries, specialising in the C.A.L.D. (Culturally and linguistically diverse) and the LOTE (Languages Other Than English) field.

With over 28 years’ experience in the service of LOTE library supply in both Australia and NZ, we feel sure you will be delighted with our range and service.

Global Language Books are on current preferred supplier tender panels for libraries in New South Wales (Local Government Procurement), Victoria (Procurement Australia) and South Australia (PLS, State Library of South Australia).

Experienced in large bulk adult collections in over 20 languages of the latest best sellers and 95 languages for bilingual children’s collections for city to country public libraries and school library services, we pride ourselves on our hands-on approach and customer service in a specialist supply field. Customer satisfaction being the key to our success for over 28+ years.

Require shelf ready materials? We have been offering in-house cataloguing and end-processing since 2017 for your library books, cds, dvds and other formats. Our experienced team of library professionals have many years’ experience in the field of LOTE cataloguing including our in-house and offsite language experts for transliteration, selection, and consultation.

Whether it be a profile order to your library’s specification for book and shelf-ready or book supply only, we are happy to work with you and your team for a speedy and efficient time frame.

Need third -party supply cataloguing and end-processing for your collection? We offer this service also,

It is our aim to bring you quality resources that share an exchange of ideas, philosophies, knowledge, stories, and language. We have Australia’s largest range of wonderful bilingual picture books for children in over 95 languages.

Global Language Books is your one-stop premier supplier.

We hope you enjoy browsing our site.

LOTE languages. Send us your queries and requests.

Bilingual format titles include books in English with either: Afrikaan, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Burmese; Burmese Sgaw Karen; Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Croatian, Dinka, Dutch, Farsi (Persian), French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Igbo, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Maori, Nepali, Punjabi, Polish, Patois, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Scottish Gaelic, Shona, Slovakian; Spanish, Somali, Swahili, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Tongan, Turkish, Twi, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Yoruba and many MORE. Please enquire.

Email your enquiry to glinfo@glbooks.com.au or call our office on 02 9899 8943 for further assistance


We offer displays of our collections at our showroom

We welcome your enquiries for Library / ESL / LOTE and staffroom displays in the Sydney metropolitan area by our sales consultants. Ask about our on-approval service.