The EAL library uses English as a lingua franca to help connect

Being the primary mode of communication, all books are romanized to make finding material for classes or scholars from UW or other institutions much easier.

https://ealandenglish.wordpress.com/2020/03/12/we-are-using-english-to-sort-of-connect-people-to-events-in-the-library-that-may-be-connected-to-current-or-world-events