The IFLA Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section is working with the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) to create translated signage and text for libraries to communicate with their communities about library closures and changes to programs.

Freely downloadable in 30 languages (and counting), you are welcome to share, edit and adapt this content to your own library’s needs.

Multilingual communication resources

These materials would not have been possible without the generous and quick response of the Section members, as well as members of the IFLA New Professionals SIG, and other networks in the international library community – in particular, members of the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL).

We are still seeking assistance to continue to translate this content into other languages – particularly Indian Punjabi or Karen. If you can help with either of these languages, or any others that we have not translated yet, then please contact ALIA directly at