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Becoming a U.S. Citizen

Phoenix Public Library offers online resources to help you become a U.S. citizen - from understanding the process to practicing for the citizenship test and building your vocabulary for your interview. 
You'll need a library card to use these online resources.  Phoenix Public Library cards
are free for Maricopa County residents.  Please visit any Library location to sign up for a card. 

Practice Tests

Visit LearningExpressLibrary and select U.S. Citizenship from the left-hand side of the page.  Click on "U.S. Citizenship Preparation."
  • Take a practice test in history and civics.
  • Read Pass the U.S. Citizenship Exam - 4th Edition online, including lessons in citizenship and voting, symbols of America, American geography, the American Revolution, The Constitution and more.  It provides a list of 100 sample questions for the citizenship exam   and information on the citizenship interview.
  • Create an account to take the practice tests and read the eBook online.

Learn more about LearningExpressLibrary.

Visit Testing & Education Reference Center. Select "International Tools" and then click on "U.S. Citizenship."

  • Take timed practice tests and review a list of potential questions.
  • Read How to Become a U.S. Citizen online.
  • Create an account to take the practice tests and read the eBook online.
  • This resource also features a "word of the day" to help you build your vocabulary.

Other Online ResourcesMan holding a small American flag

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States.  The Citizenship Resource Center offers study materials to help you prepare for the civics test, including:

  • Videos about the naturalization interview and test, and an introduction ot U.S. history and civics;
  • Audio (MP3 format) in English and in Spanish of an official list of civics questions and answers for the naturalization test;
  • Civics flash cards;
  • Booklet containing short lessons based on each of the 100 civics questions and answers on the naturalization test; and,
  • Lists of the 100 civics questions in English, Arabic and Chinese.

The Center also provides information about the process of becoming a U.S. citizen, how to prepare for the naturalization interview and test, how to find help in your community, free information sessions in the area, and how to find a citizenship class in the area (searching by zip code). 


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