ESL Resources

The library’s ESL collection includes books, audio cassettes, compact discs, and DVDs to support learners of English as a second language.  The ESL collection includes graded readers arranged by level; materials for language support, including subject-specific non-fiction titles; and Recorded Books: cassettes that come with a read along book.

ESL Graded Readers

Graded Readers are abridged titles written in simplified English and arranged by LEVEL and TITLE of the book.  The levels are color coded, and correspond to the GCC ESL Department's course levels.  Click on the appropriate level for a list of ESL books arranged by level and title.

ESL Graded Readers GCC ESL Course Level and Color Graded Readers include:
  • Classics
  • Popular fiction
  • Short Stories
  • Biographies
    ... and more


ESL Language Support and Non-Fiction Collection

Non-fiction ESL materials are arranged according to the Dewey Decimal classification system. The Library has a selection of:

  • Textbooks, workbooks, readers, CDs and DVDs to support grammar, pronunciation, accent reduction, listening and speaking, and vocabulary development.
  • Biographies of key figures in history
  • Books on American culture, United States History, World History, arts, music, social issues, science and more.


Recorded Books/ SteadyReader Series - Fiction on Cassette with Book


The library is pleased to announce our new "read and listen" kits of fiction on cassettes with book! Kits include sound cassettes and a book you can read along while listening. The cassettes are recorded at a slower pace to accommodate new learners of English.


Non-Credit Program

We are happy to provide our Non-credit students the same borrowing priveledges as credit students.

  • Check out up to 10 items
  • Keep them for 2 weeks
  • Renew up to 3 times for a period of 2 weeks each

To verify non-credit registration, the Library needs the Verification of Student Enrollment form signed by the instructor. This form is available to faculty through a secure server; please enter your GCC email username/password to access this form. Give the signed form to your students, who may apply for a library card with this form at the Circulation Desk of the Library.


Last Updated 3/1/11 zgk

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