ESL: English as a Second Language
The following page contains information about services for ESL including how to use the library catalog and useful links. Before you can checkout or renew an item you will need to open a library account by activating your CLC student or staff photo ID card at the circulation desk or by getting a library card. If you need more information about how to activate your ID card or how to get a library card, please see the "Get a Library Card
" section of this site or call the circulation desk at (847) 543-2619. We will be happy to answer your questions.
Using the CLC Library Catalog
Audio Books at the Library
Use the Library Catalog at Lakeshore Campus, Grayslake Campus, or from home to locate items in the library. To get to the library catalog go to the library website at http://library.clcillinois.edu
and select what type of search you would like to do under “Browse.” You can also visit the library catalog directly at http://lrc.clcillinois.edu
You can search the library catalog in several ways. Here are the main ways you will use:
- To find items by an author, click on AUTHOR. (Author = writer of the book) Type in the author’s name: for example, Gilbert, Judy, to find items by that author.
- To find a particular title, click on TITLE. (Title= name of the book or tape) Type in the title: for example, Crossroads Cafe, to find that title.
- Usually, you will want items on a particular topic. For that, click on SUBJECT. Here are helpful topics, or subjects, for ESL students.
To find a list of books that are easier to read, sometimes called readers, use this subject:
- Accessible reads [ link ]
Most other books for ESL students are under the subject of English language with another subject after it. Here is a list of other topics to try. Type them in exactly as you see them here, or simply click the link to be taken directly to the catalog search.
If you see a book you would like, check the location to see which library has the book (Grayslake, Southlake, Lakeshore) and the status is ON SHELF, print a copy of the record to make it easier for you to find what you are looking for when you visit.
The library provides access to several audio books (books that you can listen to). We have 3 different formats available; Books on audio CD (play in any CD player), MP3 (play on your computer or music player), and iPod (books you can play on an Apple iPod). Click the links below to browse the books you can borrow from the library. Please call the reference desk at 847-543-2071 or visit us in person if you need help with audio books.