ELA books may be checked out the same as other academic and popular reading books. See circulation policy below.
Cedar Rapids Campus Library:
Iowa City Campus Library:
These two databases have translate buttons at the top of the page. These are good places to find background articles for your research.
For these EBSCOhost databases, click the "HTML Full Text" link on the left side of the page, then find the "Translate" button at the top of the page.
The databases called "OneFile" or "In Context" also have translations.