West Valley College Library
Our mission is to provide information services and resources to students, community members, staff and faculty, to facilitate successful learning.
Checkout Desk: 408-741-2028
Reference Desk: 408-741-2029
Fall and Spring Library Hours:
M-Th: 8:00am - 7:30pm
F: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sat: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Closed during the intersession: May 25 - June 2
Summer Session hours: June 3 - July 25
M - Th: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Closed during the intersession: July 26 - August 25
Welcome to the Library! (2:52 minutes)
A brief introduction to the library and some of our most popular services.
ABOUT THIS GUIDE
Welcome to the West Valley College Library's Resource Guide for ESL Students!
Are you just starting to learn English? Are you looking for ways to improve your language skills? Browse through this guide and you'll find lots of tools and resources to help you. Use the tabs across the top of the page to navigate through the different sections.
Learning to speak, read, write, and listen to another language is not an easy task. It takes a lot of work, time, practice, and dedication. West Valley College Library is here to help you succeed!
OVERVIEW: WHERE TO LOOK FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE RESOURCES
- BOOKS: Click on the "Find Books and More" tab above to find English and foreign-language dictionaries, thesauruses, grammar books, vocabulary builders, and easy readers, as well as general interest books on a wide range of topics.
- ARTICLES: Use the "Find Articles" tab to locate newspaper and magazine articles from our online databases.
- WEB SITES: The Web has some excellent ELL/ESL sites. These can help you with every aspect of English language learning, from listening comprehension to pronunciation.
- Other WEB RESOURCES: Blogs, podcasts, and RSS feeds offer still more ways for you to practice your listening, speaking and comprehension skills.