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New resources for immigrants in Northern Ireland

Migrant Communities Information Resource – available in 23 foreign languages 21 January 2009 – Coleraine area library’s Online Library facilities has launched access EISODOS – which is a new Migrant Communities Information Resource. It contains information for refugees, asylum seekers, EU Migrants and for those working with Migrants and Asylum Seekers.

This resource provides information on immigrants rights to live, work and study in the UK, as well as applicable rules and regulations – and to make it relevant to migrant communities, this information is available to print in an array of 23 foreign languages.

The Asylum Seekers section of the database has information in twelve languages covering the most commonly encountered refugee groups, while the EU Migrants section has information in eleven EU languages: Bulgarian, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak and Slovenian.

Yvonne Hirst, Information and Communication Manager, NEELB Library Service explains: “We are delighted to announce the addition of EISODOS as an online resource for library users, which should appeal to our migrant communities across Northern Ireland.

EISODOS and all other Online Library resources can be used from home by registered library users. Anyone interested will need to have a library card number to log in, which is available on library membership card. Simply go to www.ni-libraries.net, click on Online Library and browse though these online resources.

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