The CESL Resource Library contains approximately 7,000 items--including books, DVDs, and CDs.

The Library is for the use of CESL faculty, staff and ESL graduate students, current CESL and U of A students and the local ESL community. Local ESL volunteers are welcome to use the Library after applying to the Librarian. Reference service is available to all users during Library hours.

Borrowing materials: Most books and other items can be checked out from the Library during open library hours. Please see the Librarian or Student Library Assistant to check out books. All items check out for a period of three (3) weeks. They can be renewed in person, by phone or by email.

Our Library will be reopening soon - stay tuned for details!

UA Libraries and Computer Labs

Libraries are an important part of your academic life at the university. Not only will you learn to use them for research and reference, but you will also find magazines and newspapers from your country. Although CESL student may not check materials out of the library, they can use the facilities.

Main Library and Science Library

Pima County Public Library

CESL students can apply for a Pima County Public Library card. With the card they can check out materials from any branch of the public library system. They can apply for a card at any library with some form of identification, such as a passport, and proof of an address here in Tucson, such as a lease or utility bill. 

Did you know that a free Pima County Public Library card is your ticket to accessing countless online services that augment services offered by the UA Libraries? With your free PCPL library card you can access:

  • Test Prep software (GRE, TOEFL, Nursing, Real Estate Exam, just to name a few)
  • Language Learning Software (Rosetta Stone and Auralog for English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Russian and Spanish)
  • (online tutorial help in math, English, chemistry and various social sciences areas from K-14)
  • E-book downloads (including classics, contemporary fiction, nonfiction and selections from For Dummies series, and QuickStudy for Calculus, Chemistry, Accounting, Anatomy, and Psychology)
  • Video downloads (including Hollywood hits, foreign flicks, and popular series favorites like "Antiques Roadshow" and "America's Test Kitchen" among many others)

Library Orientation Video

Language Study Resources

Important Links





Spelling and Word Forms




General ESL Sites

     These web sites have collections of English as a second language links.