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ESL & International Student Guide: Find Books & More

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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!

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!

ESL Collection

ESL collection




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




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









Translating Terms

Not sure what we mean when we say "article" or tell you to go to the "stacks?" Find translations and definitions of common library terms below!

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!

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