Newcomers & immigrants community hub

Resources for immigrants & newcomers

Conversation clubs

Practice conversational English in friendly, small group settings with an experienced facilitator. This program is a great place to meet other newcomers to the community! Check the calendar for upcoming dates.

Immigrant learning circles

Join a small group to learn about a specific topic or event like Canadian cooking, employment mentoring or skills development. Check the calendar for upcoming dates.

Citizenship test prep

The library hosts workshops and classes throughout the year to help you prepare for taking the Canadian Citizenship test. Check the calendar for upcoming dates.

ELL & ESL books

The library's catalogue includes a vast selection of English language learning (ELL) and English as a second language (ESL) resources. The ELL collection is located on the third floor. Browse the catalogue.


A library settlement initiative that connects immigrants, newcomers and refugees with essential settlement information, public libraries and other service provider organizations. Visit the NewToBC website.


The North Shore Immigrant Inclusion Partnership (NSIIP) is a coalition of community agencies and institutions focused on improving the settlement outcomes of new immigrants. Visit the NSIIP website.

Read, watch, listen

Specially curated selections from our librarians

Regularly updated lists of books, magazines and movies organized by theme. These include physical items you can borrow from the library and digital items you can enjoy on your devices at home or on the go. Click on a book to learn more or choose your preferred format.

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If you have a question, ask us or call 604-998-3450

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