Welcome to the Self-Access Centre materials database

The CELTA Library

If you are look­ing for more in­for­ma­tion on the CELTA courses of­fered at UCL, please check the CELTA courses website .

The TEFL Course Unit / CELTA Li­brary is lo­cated in the Self Ac­cess Cen­tre (SAC), room LG02 on the Lower Ground Floor of The Cen­tre for Lan­guages and In­ter­na­tional Ed­u­ca­tion (CLIE). The books are or­gan­ised al­pha­bet­i­cally by cat­e­gory, and are kept in a locked cup­board. There is al­ways a SAC As­sis­tant sat to the right as you en­ter the SAC, and who­ever is on duty will pro­vide you with the keys to the cup­board in re­turn for your UCL iden­tity card. There is a li­brary cat­a­logue on the web­site that will help you to lo­cate any books that you would like to browse or bor­row.


  • You may borrow up to two books from the TEFL Course Unit / CELTA Library, and they must be signed out by the SAC Assistant
  • If you can’t find a book, one of your colleagues may have it. Please speak to the SAC Assistant if you need it urgently, and they will tell you who to contact
  • Some books are reference only and cannot be borrowed. These books have a label that says “Reference Only” covering the barcode. There is often more than one copy of these books, so please check in the cupboards or on the catalogue
  • You are welcome to look at the other books in the SAC, but they may not be borrowed

Borrowing time

Books may be bor­rowed for up to three days at a time. You can re­new a book for a fur­ther pe­riod, but make sure no-one else needs it first. Ob­vi­ously, there are times when sev­eral peo­ple want the same book at the same time. The most im­por­tant thing is that you com­mu­ni­cate and co­op­er­ate with each other so that you all have rea­son­able ac­cess to books.


The CLIE sub­scribes to a num­ber of aca­d­e­mic jour­nals that you may find use­ful such as ELT Journal and Journal of English for Academic Purposes . The SAC keeps back copies of se­lected ti­tles, but you should be able to ac­cess a wider range of ma­te­ri­als on­line via the UCL elec­tronic re­sources ser­vice. Un­less you are us­ing a UCL com­puter, you will need your nor­mal user­name and pass­word to lo­gon to the web­site.

General Rules

  • Do not write in the books; this includes writing in pencil.
  • Return books promptly so that others can use them.
  • The SAC is reserved for quiet study, and gets very busy during term time. Please go outside if you need to talk.

Please speak to the SAC As­sis­tant if you have any fur­ther ques­tions. We hope that you en­joy the li­brary.