Foreign Languages & Literature

Easy Readers

The library has a collection of books called "readers" that are written at a lower language level to help people learning that language. Our largest collection of readers if for English Language Learners, but we have significant holdings in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.

To find these books, search the Library Catalog for "subject:readers" Then use the language filter to find the books published in a specific language.

Call Numbers

P      Philology.  Linguistics
PA      Greek language and literature. Latin language and literature
PC 1-5498      Romance languages
PC 2001-3761      Romance--French
PC 3801-3976      Romance--Catalan
PC 4001-4977      Romance--Spanish
PD      Germanic languages
PG      Slavic languages
PJ 6001-8517      Arabic language and literature
PL 501-889     Japanese language and literature
PL 1001-3208   Chinese language and literature
PQ 1-3999      French literature
PQ 6001-8929      Spanish literature
PT 1-4897      German literature

Can't Find a Book in Our Collection?

We have two options for getting a book you need that we don't have in our collection.

  • You can check Ann Arbor's catalog to see if it is available on the Ann Arbor campus. If it is, you can request that it be sent here for you to check out. See our Get This page for information and instructions on this service.
  • If it's not available in Ann Arbor you can place an Interlibrary Loan request. This means that the book will come from a participating library elsewhere in the United States. See our Interlibrary Loan page for information and instructions on this service.

Reading a Library of Congress Call Number

This video will explain how Library of Congress Classification works in order to aid you when locating books within the Thompson Library.

Visit the Library of Congress Classification Outline for more information.

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