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English as a Second Language (ESL) Resources

Resources to assist in the study of English by nonnative speakers in an English-speaking environment.

Literacy Library Search

Literacy Library Search

Search the titles in the Library's Literacy and Leveled Reader section


Reading List - Level 2 - Available @ your Glendale Community College Library

Reading List - Level 3 - Available @ your Glendale Community College Library

Phoenix Public Library eCard:

From the Phoenix Public Library:

eCard Registration

Phoenix and other Maricopa County residents can now get immediate 24/7 access to Phoenix Public Library's online services, including:

  • Bestselling eBooks and eAudiobooks from Greater Phoenix Digital Library, Axis 360 and hoopla
  • Music and movies from Freegal and hoopla
  • A wide variety of research databases
  • Great eLearning tools like Universal Class, Rocket Languages, and LearningExpressLibrary

Complete the online application to get your eCard number now. If you already have a Phoenix Public Library card, you do not need an eCard. Your current library card number can be used to access online resources and place holds.

If you would like to check out physical materials from Phoenix Public Library, simply go to nearest branch with a photo ID and present your eCard number to a staff member to be issued a library card with checkout privileges. If you have any problems getting an eCard with this form, please visit your nearest branch with a photo ID to obtain a library card.

Link to sign up for ecard access: 

Phoenix Public Library eBooks: Level 3

ESL List Level 3:  Books available through Phoenix Public Library E-card Electronic Access

Montgomery, Lucy Maud Anne of Green Gables :  in a variety of formats:
Hesse, Karen Music of Dolphins : overdrive will have it soon; recently purchased
MacLachlan, Patricia Sarah, Plain and Tall :
Standiford, Natalie How to Say Goodbye in Robot : not available
Christie, Agatha And Then There Were None :
Latham, Jean Lee  Carry on, Mr. Bowditch : not available
Lofting, Hugh Story of Doctor Dolittle  : a variety of formats:
Alexie, Sherman Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian :
Dalgliesh, Alice  The Courage of Sarah Noble : not available
Stevens, Carla Lily and Miss Liberty : not available
Twain, Mark The Prince and the Pauper : a variety of formats:
Steinbeck, John Of Mice and Men :
Bishop, Claire Huchet Ten and Twenty   : not available
Christie, Agatha Murder on the Orient Express  :
Tak, Bibi Dumon Mikis and the Donkey : not available
Barnhill, Kelly Regan The Girl Who Drank the Moon :
Lenski, Lois   Strawberry Girl :
Twain, Mark The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : a variety of formats:
Cooney, Caroline B. The Face on the Milk Carton :
 Perez, Ashley Hope Out of Darkness : not available
Sachar, Louis Holes
Christie, Agatha Death on the Nile :
Lowry, Lois  Number the Stars :
 Walker, Alice  The Color Purple :
Smith, Betty Joy in the Morning : not available
 Condie, Ally  Matched :
Ullman, James Ramsey Banner in the Sky : not available
White, E.B. Charlotte’s Web : only available in audio, strangely -
Coerr, Eleanor Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes  :
McSwigan, Marie Snow Treasure : not available
Wister, Owen The Virginian :
Bunting, Eve SOS Titanic   : not available
Sorensen, Virginia Plain Girl : not available
Buck, Pearl S.

The Big Wave : not available

Fritz, Jean The Cabin Faced West
Bulia, Cyde Robert The Chalk Box Kid : not available
Curtis, Christopher Curtis Bud, Not Buddy
Marsden, Carolyn and Loh, Virginia Shin-Mui The Jade Dragon : not available
Lord, Bette Bao The Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson : only available in audio :
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