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ESL & International Student Guide: Find Books, Videos, & More

Resources for ESL & international students at UW Bothell & Cascadia College.

ESL Collection at the Campus Library

ESL collection in Campus Library

The ESL Collection has books, videos, and newspapers for ESL and multilingual students. The collection is located on the north end of the third floor of the Campus Library.

All books and DVDs may be checked out to anyone who is a current student or faculty member at Cascadia College or UW Bothell. 


Use the map of the third floor to help you find the ESL Collection.

Leveled Readers

The ESL collection contains more than 200 leveled reader titles, books from beginner to level 6 for readers learning and improving their English reading skills. Take a look at our most recent list of titles organized by level! 

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How to Find Books

Enter search terms in the purple search box above and click Search to find books and other media. Use the filters in the left sidebar to limit by resource type (for example, books), library (for example, UW Bothell/CCC Library), and more.

You may have to try different words to find what you need. For example, if you're looking for books about international students attending university in the US, try entering search terms such as:

  • international students university US
  • foreign students college United States
  • multilingual students higher education America

Once you find an available item, write down the call number and location:

If the Campus Library doesn't have what you need, you can request to have materials delivered to Bothell from the UW Libraries or other libraries around the world.

If you need help finding books, don't hesitate to ask us!

Online Video

The following video collections provide movies, documentaries, and other video content with access to captions in English

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Recreational Reading

Looking for a book to read for fun or to improve your English language skills? Check out our Recreational Reading collection on the 1st floor!

How to Find Video & Audio

Find videos and other media materials by entering search terms in the purple search box above. Try using search terms such as:

  • Director's or actor's name
  • Film title
  • Genres of film ( noir) or country (e.g.India)

If you need help finding videos and multimedia, don't hesitate to ask us!

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