Libraries and Archives

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Government and Public Libraries

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Public Libraries

Find your local public library - Public libraries lend books, movies, music, and more. They also have computer stations, programs and help finding the resources you need.

State Libraries

Find your state library - State libraries collect and preserve information about your state.

Federal Libraries and Archives

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Learn English

If you want to learn English or need to join an English as a Second Language (ESL) program for school or work, these resources can help you find local and online courses:

  • Schools or Nonprofit Organizations: If you live in the U.S., every state, county, and city has its own education programs and resources for learning English. If you have children, talk to their school staff,  or contact a community college, university, or nonprofit organization to find local programs.

  • Internet: Learn English from home with the website USALearns.org or download the application to your phone or tablet to practice on the go. Listen to ShareAmerica.gov for audio conversations to learn English.

  • Libraries: In some communities, libraries offer English classes and materials to study. Find a library near you.

If you are concerned that you might have been scammed or overcharged by an ESL program, contact the Federal Trade Commission to file a complaint.

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