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DLIELC Academic Library

About the Defense Language Institute English Language Center

Since 1954, the Defense Language Institute English Language Center (DLIELC) has performed its mission to support the policies and objectives of the US Government and the US Department of Defense (DoD). DLIELC started as the US Air Force Language School; our primary mission was to teach English to Allied pilot candidates.

In 1966, our mission expanded to include other career fields, and our school moved under the DoD, with the US Army as the executive agent. DLIELC assumed its present form in 1976 when the USAF became the executive agent. We have come a long way since DLIELC’s inception, and in 1993, we inaugurated our modern campus located at Lackland AFB, Texas. 

The DLIELC curriculum meets the diverse needs of the adult military population with tailored courses that address the specific language requirements of our students’ career fields.

Library Hours

Current Hours 

Monday - Friday  

0800 - 1530 

Library Information


DLIELC Academic Library
2235 Andrews Ave, Bldg 7445, RM 105
JBSA Lackland, TX 78236-5259

Circulation Desk 210.671.5089



Rebecca Fernandez, Librarian
Office 210.671.7474
Please email with any comments, suggestions, or questions.

Welcome to the DLIELC Academic Library Information Guide

This guide is designed to inform the DLIELC Community about resources and services provided by the library.

  • Open Access Resources: Open Access (Free Resources), Military  Resources, Global Matters and Security, and FOT Resources (Resources available to Students)
  • Public Domain Resources: Information and links to resources in the Public Domain
  • ESL Resources: ESL resources for students
  • Additional ESL Resources: Additional resources for ESL Students selected by Instructors
  • Instructor Resources: Resources for ESL Instructors
  • Leadership Selections: Books, podcasts, and more from USAF Chief of Staff, CMSAF, and DLIELC
  • Culture: Provides a small view into American and Popular Culture through various resources
  • TED Talks: Provides a table of links to some interesting presentations on TED Talks
  • Topics: Includes areas of interest
    • CLIP: Resources specifically selected for ROTC students preparing for the AFOQT exam and the OPI
    • ALC Fundamentals: Resources specifically selected for the ALC Fundamentals instructors and students
    • M201 Course: Resources and information specifically selected for skills for technical careers
    • MELT Course: Resources and information specifically selected for the MELT Course
    • PME Prep Course: Resources and information specifically selected for the PME Prep Course
    • TOEFL Prep Course: Resources and information specifically selected for the TOEFL Prep Course

Visit this guide often as we continue to add resources and topics of interest.

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for this guide, please contact the librarian.

Other Great Local Resource Options


JBSA MWR Library offers many additional resources. For information on how to get a

library card, click HEREFor their library catalog, click HERE.  For online resources,

click HERE For further information, you may contact the Lackland Library at

(210) 671-3610.



San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) offers many resources for residents of Bexar County.

To receive instant access to their databases, click HERE to register online.

Online registration gives you access for 90 days. After that, you will need to reach

out to your local SAPL library to receive your permanent card which will continue

to give you full access for five years. You can find your closest library and their

information HERE.

For SAPL's  library catalog, click HERE. For online databases, click HERE.

For further information, you may contact SAPL Central Library at (210) 207-2500.

If you have a child who attends a San Antonio school district, some districts 

allow parents to register for access to their child's school library as well. If this is

something that interests you, please contact your child's school librarian for information.



BiblioTech provides all Bexar County residents technology access to enhance education

and literacy. To register for a free BiblioTech account, click HERE. To see their

collections, click HERE. For classroom and educator resources, click HERE.



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