The AV Language Library is part of the University of Sydney in Australia.  We offer a comfortable, friendly service and a wide range of resources to help with all your language needs.

With more than 2,000 items available, come in and speak to the Language Librarian on matters ranging from practicing your pronunciation to watching satellite TV channels from around the world.  To view & download the Library Brochure, please click here.

This blog aims to provide language-learning resources such as podcasts, vodcasts, online dictionaries, articles and information with advice and encouragement, as well as a listing of foreign movies available from the Self-Study room (download a brochure here).  Additionally, the AV Language Library has a 24/7 virtual reference service via its Facebook page.   All University staff and students who are interested in learning a new language are welcome to use our services.

Our physical resources include a ‘not for loan’ collection of CDs, DVDs, and books, and some cassettes to help you with your language studies.

The Language Player software, a specialised software on computers in the Self study room, replicates the functions of a traditional language lab where you can listen, record, and compare your pronunciation with a native speaker.

Discover our specialised collection of CDs and DVDs which enable you to learn a language in a fun and interactive way.  The Librarian is on hand in the library, or via email, telephone, or if you prefer, Facebook, to answer your enquiries.

The library is the caretaker of over 100 foreign-language dictionaries.  Feel free to come in and browse the collection if you want to look up a new word.

Discover the abundant choice of foreign language movies available to you through the computers in the Self study room.  A listing is available on the web here.

I welcome and encourage your input and comments.  If you are a member of staff of the School of Languages & Culture at the University of Sydney and are interested in being a regular blogger, please contact the Language Librarian at ad.selfstudy[at]arts.usyd.edu.au.  Please stay tuned here as the blog will be constantly updated with resources for learning the language of your choice.

Come and visit your Language Library to start learning!

You can find us at:

The University of  Sydney,
A18 Brennan MacCallum Bldg (Level 2)
Sydney, Australia, 2006
Tel: +61-2 9351-2683
Opening Hours:
January – December
Monday – Friday 8.00 am – 4.00 pm

7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jose M. Blanco  |  July 24, 2010 at 3:31 am

    Greetings, and thanks for the great resource. I wonder if you would consider adding a link to Grammar Worksheets. I launched the website in April, and some teachers have had good results using the worksheets. They are aimed at th upper high school and college level student.


    • 2. usydlanglib  |  August 5, 2010 at 3:39 pm

      Hi there! Thanks for the link – I’ve publicised it on the blog.

  • 3. Jose M. Blanco  |  August 6, 2010 at 4:21 am

    Thank you. That was very gracious of you. I hope that your students and instructors find it useful. If you have any comments or suggestion about the site, please let me know. Thank you.

  • 4. Desligneres  |  March 22, 2011 at 1:13 am

    Thank you for your blog, I find it very good.

    Language Centre
    Oxford University

    • 5. usydlanglib  |  March 22, 2011 at 9:07 am

      Dear Lucile, Thank you for your kind comments! 🙂 I hope your students will find it useful, too.

  • 6. Tyler  |  May 26, 2011 at 7:04 am

    Just wanted to recommend http://www.learnspanishtoday.com as a resource for the spanish resource section on your website. Thought this would be a good resource for your website visitors.


    Website Patron

    • 7. usydlanglib  |  June 6, 2011 at 12:17 pm

      Thank you so much, Tyler, for your recommendation! 🙂


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