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English Language Learners' (ELA) Guide to the Library

Collection of library and online resources and services for English Language Learners at Kirkwood Community College

ELA level books

The Kirkwood Library has short reading books for our ELA students. They are grouped into reading levels 1 through 6.

ELA books may be checked out the same as other academic and popular reading books. See circulation policy below.

Cedar Rapids Campus Library:

  • ELA books are on the first floor, near the far right corner, just past the student computers. Ask at the desk for location.

Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa:

  • Coming soon. Ask at the desk for location.

More sources for reading:

Articles with translations

The Kirkwood Library has many different databases (special websites with articles for students). The databases listed here have translations from English into different languages. 

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.

Cedar Rapids Campus Library

Benton Hall

6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA


If you need disability-related accommodations in order to use the Library, our website, or our resources, please contact the library at or 319-398-5697.