Visit the TESL Library

Location: Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics Building, Room 3046
Spring 2024 Librarians: Raihan Rahman and Eda Yildirimer

Contact Address: tesllibrary@illinois.edu

Spring 2024 Library Hours

  • Mondays: 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM (Raihan)

  • Tuesdays: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM (Eda)

  • Wednesdays: 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM (Raihan & Eda)

  • Thursdays: 02:00 PM - 04.00 PM (Eda)

  • Fridays: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (Eda)


The TESL library catalog is available online.

Library Resources and Facilities

The TESL library has a variety of resources:

  • ESL Textbooks
  • ESL Reference Books
  • Journals (Back issues until 2006)
  • MATESL Alumni Theses (until 2006)
  • The MATESL Alumni Authors Collection
  • Audiovisual (AV) Recording Equipment

Please ask the librarian for assistance if you are looking for more information.

Other Equipment

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 LCLB/ return in person or via door slot

7 days  / one time renewal / 5 items

Loanable Technology

See the Loanable Technology Page

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

4 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.
  • You will receive overdue notices if the item hasn’t been returned to the library as scheduled.