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Welcome to the MFWI Kusaka Library and Resource Center!

The books and materials in the Kusaka Library have been chosen specifically to support MFWI's English as a Second Language students and curriculum. The collection provides access to English Language resources at a level of relevance and understanding that is suitable to our students' abilities and interests. Our library also includes resources which support multimedia, computer, hands-on, and conversational activities inside and outside the classroom. With over 11,000 items in the library (in both print and digital formats), our students and instructors can find current, appropriate materials to support their unique learning and teaching needs.

The Library is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and again from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. We are closed on Saturdays. (Summer hours may vary.)

Kusaka Library


You can find books, DVDs, websites and more by searching the library catalog. Click the link below to enter the catalog and begin your search.

MFWI Library catalog

If you don't know (or don't remember) how to search the library catalog, or if you can't find what you are looking for while searching, please ask the librarian or a library assistant for help!


Looking for information for a class assignment, project or presentation? Try one of the resources below!

CultureGrams: This resource contains detailed information on the U.S., Canada, and all of the countries of the world.

eLibrary: You can find eBooks and other online resources via this website.

Faculty Research (ProQuest): This research resource is for Teachers and advanced students only.

History Study Center: Have a question about history? Here's where you can find the answer!

ProQuest Learning: Literature: You can find information about the authors of your favorite books in this resource.

SIRS Discoverer: This web resource contains up-to-date articles--including newspaper and magazine articles.

World Book Online: World Book is an online encyclopedia and a great place to find basic information on variety of different topics.



On this page, you can find links to resource pages for specific MFWI projects and useful websites for the TOEIC. There are also links to information about the State of Washington and about Japanese culture.


Children's Authors and Illustrators



Japanese Culture

MFWI Student Resources

State of Washington and Spokane


United States Government and Elections



Going on an MFWI trip? Fun! Find out all about your destination using these pages:

East Coast Trip

Fall Seattle Trip/NW Quest

Portland Trip

Southwest Trip

Spring Seattle Trip

Seattle Washington D.C. Southwest