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SOM Library Holiday Closure

We will be closed Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.

The library will reopen on Tuesday, May 30th at 8am. 


This search allows you to quickly find an article or book from the library catalog as well as from databases but it is not a targeted search.  If you want to narrow the search to a specific format such as a print book or an article, use the filters on the left side of the result page.

Requesting Library Material

Requesting Library Material

To get a physical item from the library, select the Request option in the item record retrieved by your search in the library’s Primo catalog "NestSearch". You must be signed into your Library account. For more details, see How to Request a Library Resource.

Off Campus Access

When accessing UIW resources from a location that is not a UIW IP address, you will be prompted to log in with your UIW credentials (EZProxy). Once successfully logged in, you should be able to use the resource as if you were on campus.

Additionally, you may refer to UIW Libraries' off campus access page for further information.

If you are unable to access a specific resource offered through the library, please contact us at (210) 619.7038 or email

About Us

Our library serves the Osteopathic Medicine, Graduate Biomedical Sciences and Graduate Public Health learning communities. The library is located on the Brooks City Base Campus in Building 3 on the 2nd floor.


The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM) Library supports the SOM learning community with information resources and materials to enable the academic excellence of its students and scholarship of its faculty.  The UIWSOM Library is a physical and electronic space that supports osteopathic medical education, promotes lifelong learning, and an instructional resource for Evidence Based Practice. Materials and services encompass Catholic Social Teaching and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition inspired by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.

The UIW Libraries actively participate in the life of the university with a focus on developing partnerships and services in support of teaching, learning, and scholarship.  Through the use of co-curricular instructional methodologies, innovative approaches in support of scholarship and research, the use of technologies that enhance discovery and knowledge dissemination, as well as providing access to appropriate resources and a knowledgeable staff, UIW Libraries help to advance intellectual and lifelong learning of students, faculty, and staff.  The programs, services, and collections of the UIW Libraries reflect differing points of view, various cultures, and a global perspective.  UIW Libraries, in all their activities, encompass the Catholic social teaching and social justice issues espoused by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and the University of the Incarnate Word Mission.


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Medical Informatics Librarian, UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine

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Dawn Field
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