TESL Library

Location: Foreign Languages Building, Room 3046
Librarian: Mengjia Zeng 

The TESL library catalog is available online.

Library Resources and Facilities

TESL Library

The TESL library has ESL textbooks, ESL references books, journals (back issues until 2006), MATESL alumni theses (until 2006), the MATESL Alumni Authors Collection, and course reserves. Please ask the librarian for assistance if you are looking for more information about course reserves, the MATESL alumni theses and the MATESL alumni authors collection.

With permission from the Library supervising faculty, some meetings directly related to MATESL or the ESL service courses may be held in the library. All meetings should be approved and scheduled in advance.

Click here to reserve time in the library or to check to see if it is already reserved.

Spring 2020 Hours

3:00 - 5:00pm

The library will be closed on the following holidays:

Labor Day, Fall break, winter

break, Martin Luther King Day, Spring break, and Summer break
12:00 - 2:00pm
2:00 - 4:00pm
12:00 - 2:00pm
2:00 - 4:00am

Library Resources

ESL Textbooks

ESL Reference Books

Journals (Back issues until 2006)

MATESL Alumni Theses (until 2006)

The MATESL Alumni Authors Collection

Course Reserves

Audiovisual (AV) Recording Equipment



ESL Textbooks by level


Reading & Readers


Listening Comprehension




Research Paper Writing

Academic Writing


Reference books

APA Citation Style Manual (7th ed.)

ESL Teaching Theory

Teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP)

Written & Spoken Elements in English

Etymology & Semantics

Dictionaries & Lexicography

Synonyms, Antonyms & Homonyms


Discourse & Pragmatics


Journals (back issues till 2006)

Applied Linguistics

Language Testing

The Journal of the Imagination in Language Learning

ELT Journal

PASAA- A Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand

IPrA- Pragmatics

TESOL Journal

Studies in the Linguistic Sciences

TESOL Quarterly

AV Recording Equipment

Priority is given to students who need this equipment to complete course assignments.  Please see full list of AV equipment in the MATESL library.

Other Equipment

Priority is given to students who need this equipment to complete course assignments.

  • Transcribers

The library computer has the following software for use by current EIL and LING students and ESL Staff:

  • Camtasia video editor

Library Services & Check-Out Policy

Loan Services

* The MATESL Library doesn’t provide any equipment loan service during the breaks.

Checkout and Return Options

Loan Period / Renewal / Maximum Items

Books, Journals, and Theses 

See Books, Journals, and Theses Check-Out Policy for further information

Checkout in person, mailbox delivery in FLB / return in person or via door slot

7 days  / one time renewal / 5 items

AV Recording Equipment

See AV Recording Equipment Check-Out Policy for further information

Checkout in person / return in person (Fill out the loan agreement form.)

2 days / no renewal / At the discretion of the librarian

Course Reserves, Textbooks and Reference Books
Reserved AV Equipment, Audiotapes, Videotapes
Lesson Plans, the MATESL Alumni Authors Collection

Library use only

Not available for loan

General Borrowing Procedures

  • In person checkout: All loanable materials and equipment can be checked out in person during library hours. Please bring your I-card to checkout materials.

**See AV Recording Equipment Check-Out Policy for special guidelines for checking out audio video equipment.

  • Renewal: Fill out the online form to renew a book. The librarian will record the renewal and inform you of the new due date via email. You may also renew in-person during library hours. 

    **Please note that overdue items cannot be renewed via the online form. You will receive overdue notices if the item hasn’t been returned to the library as scheduled.

Winter Break Check-Out Policy 

This service is only available to the faculty and students who are enrolled both the Fall and Spring semesters.

  • Borrowers may check out a maximum of 5 items and keep them over the winter break.
  • Borrowers need to check out the materials on the last open day of the library in the Fall semester and return them on the first open day of library in the Spring semester. 

    ** The MATESL Library does not provide book loan service for the summer break.

AV Recording Equipment Check-Out Policy

The AV recording equipment is loaned out to students and researchers who are doing course projects or academic studies in MATESL/Linguistics.

  • Students who are required to use the AV equipment for course projects have the first priority to request/check out AV equipment. Instructors who have such course projects should give the librarian the name and number of their course.

  • Individual borrowers (including TAs) who are not using the equipment to complete course projects need to bring a note or forward an email from their instructors or professors before making a request.

It is highly recommended that you request AV equipment at least 24 hours in advance via online preorder.

Users are responsible for returning the items in their original proper and working condition. A fair replacement value will be charged for missing items.

Digitizing Service

Canon Mini DV users can ask for the librarian’s assistance to digitize Mini DV cassettes into QuickTime files in the MATESL library.