ESL & Job Search

English Learning Resources

Learning a new language is hard work and we get it. To help our newcomer library members we collected the following resources (some offered by RPL & some freely accessible via the web) to help you master English faster!

ESL Books & DVDs

An excellent collection of ESL books and DVDs to help you improve your English.



Duolingo is a free and crowd-sourced language-learning platform.



Learn a new language with self-directed lesson, live teachers, movies, music, and more!


Skills Development & Job Search

Job searching can be a frustrating and exhausting experience, especially when you are trying to settle down in a new environment.
Richmond Public Library is here to help!
We have lots of resources that can help you develop new skill and find jobs. Also remember to check our RPL Events Calendar for class that are designed for those looking for jobs

Job Search Guides

Full collection of RPL's job search guides.


Resume Writing Guides

Full collection of RPL's resume writing guides.


Subject Guides

Subject guides to practical topics like Job Search, Legal Support, and more.


Online Research Collection

Online access to a variety of information & resources.


How-to Guides
For Dummies Series

Beginners' instructional guides on various topics and skills. Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


How-to Guides
The Idiot's Guide

Beginners' instructional guides on various topics and skills. Publisher: Alpha Books


Useful Job Search Services & Websites