J.E. and L.E. Mabee Library

Tracey E. Mendoza, Dean of UIW Libraries
Phone: (210) 829-3837, or email: Tracey.Mendoza@uiwtx.edu

Mabee Library: (210) 829-6010 
Hours of Operation: Open seven days a week
Please visit www.uiw.edu/library for specific hours
Circulation: (210) 829-3836; Reference (210) 829-3835; 

Health Science School Libraries:
Feik School of Pharmacy: (210) 883-1121
Rosenberg School of Optometry (210) 930-8688
Physical Therapy Library (210) 283-6926
School of Osteopathic Medicine (210) 619-7038

The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Library is a student-centered facility with a rapidly growing resources collection with a significant percentage available in digital format.  As important as UIW Library Resources, instructional and discipline librarians and staff are available to help students with research and reference in support of curricular and course requirements.  The Mabee provides individual and collaborative learning spaces and houses the latest in instructional and electronic technology to support the expanding curricula and research needs of the university.

The library's website, www.uiw.edu/library, maintains current library information such as regular and holiday hours, contact information for library personnel and service desks, assistance in understanding assignments, as well as information specifics of your chose discipline, access to collections, policies and services.

The Mabee Library manages a strong, well-balanced academic collection that contains over 215,000 print and electronic books.  More than 64,000 unique journal titles are also available electronically and in print.  Students have full access to over 200 databases and other online collections by visiting the UIW Library web page.  Remove users have 24 hours a day, 7 days a week access to digital resources using their UIW credentials.  May of UIW Libraries electronic resources are protected by U.S. Copyright law and licensing agreements; therefore, access is limited to current UIW users.

If you need a resource that is not available at UIW, Library staff will assist in obtaining resources from participating libraries throughout the world by clicking on the Borrow from Other Libraries link on the library's home page.  Some resources are not available via this process.  Current UIW student may also check out materials from other academic libraries throughout Texas with a TexShare borrower's card.  TexShare borrower cards are issued at the library's Reference Desk to UIW students and faculty in good standing.

Bibliographic management tools (RefWorks and EndNote), as well as the library's discovery tool UIW Library Research, have tremendously enhanced student access to information and their management of information resources.  Professional assistance with reference and research is available every day the library is open.  Please contact the library's Reference Desk for details (210) 829-3835, text (210) 526-0776 or email reference@uiwtx.edu.

Checking out library materials:
A student will use his/her UIW ID card when borrowing items from any UIW library.  Only the person pictured on the ID, and in good standing with the library, is eligible for borrowing materials.  Proxy borrowing privileges will be considered only under special circumstances.  

Other Services and Resources:

This growing collection includes CDs, DVDs, streaming video collections, educational and feature films for student and faculty use.  The physical AV collection is located on the second floor of the library.  Most items can be checked out for seven (7) days.  Students can use their UIW login credentials to access streaming content through the Library's databases.

UIW Libraries & Information Literacy
Room 230 provides instructional space for Information Literacy classes.  This hands-on environment assists students in acquiring and developing the knowledge and skills necessary to define their information need, to search for and evaluate information, and to effectively apply information to that need.  This program is a central mission of the UIW Libraries in providing relevant instruction tailored to specific discipline and curricular outcomes.  For more information on scheduling participation in an information literacy class, contact a faculty member or the Broadway campus library.

Bound scholarly print journals and popular magazines are housed on the second floor of the library.  Most scholarly titles are online and can be accessed remotely by current students and faculty using their UIW login credentials.

Reference Desk
The Reference Desk is staffed by librarians who can provide research assistance, information about library resources/services and one-on-one research help to get you started.  Call (210) 829-3935, text (210) 526-0776 or email questions to reference@uiwtx.edu.  UIW librarians are subject specialists and if more in-depth assistance is needed, librarians will schedule one-on-one consultation with students to assist in that process.  To determine who the librarian is for your subject area, visit the library's webpage and select 'Ask the Library' under Quick Links and then click on the 'Subject Area Librarians' link.

Reference Room
The collection contains the scholarly encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks and other publications to support academic research for all areas of the curriculum.  Many of the bibliographic indexes and several UIW Libraries reference materials are available electronically on the library's homepage (www.uiw.edu/library).  Find them under the Databases & Journals tab.

Circulation Desk
Located at the first-floor entrance, patrons may borrow and return materials (including course reserve materials), check out group study room keys, laptops, cameras, camcorders and other small equipment. Check with circulation staff to pick up interlibrary loan items.  Questions about Library fines and fees can be directed to this service desk.

Multifunction print/copy/scan devices are located throughout UIW libraries and available to all UIW students. A UIW ID card is used to print at any device in black and white, color, single or double sided. For instructions on how to add dollars to a printing account, the cost of printing, and how to print to any device from anywhere, go to https://my.uiw.edu/ird/students/index.html . Scanning is free of charge.

Library Computer Lab
Located on the first floor of Mabee Library on the Broadway campus, this lab houses multiple Windows and Macintosh computer workstations for academic or research activities.  Students have ready access to research librarians for help.  A UIW username and password is required to log into computers at the lab, apart from the stand-up computers.  All users should keep in mind that information saved to the desktop will be deleted at the close of their session.  Work should be saved to a student's UIW-issued OneDrive file storage account but may also be saved to a personal thumb drive or emailed to oneself.

Graduate Research Room Computers
Additional computers are located throughout the building.  Rooms 103 and 105 house computers specifically for graduate student use.  Room 233 is reserved for doctoral students actively researching and writing their dissertation. These spaces may be “checked out” for use at the circulation desk. 

Coffee Shop
Finnegan's in Room 126, off the first-floor entrance atrium, is a food services area for light refreshments and casual reading in .  The hours of operation vary from the hours of the Mabee Library.

Quiet and Collaborative Study Areas
Because students' study needs include individual and group study, the library has made a focused effort to provide both collaborative and individual (quiet study) space on the first and second floors.  Visit the Circulation or the Reference Desk to find a map of these spaces within the library.

Group Study Rooms
Keys to group study rooms may be checked out at the circulation desk for groups of two to 12 UIW students.  All rooms are equipped with white boards and many have large screen monitors ready to receive input from self-provided laptop computers.  Policies governing the use of these rooms can be found on the library's website.

Health Sciences Libraries
The Health Sciences Schools of UIW support their programs with librarians and specialized libraries.  Hours or operation and services vary.  Please contact each library specifically for more information.  Contact information for these libraries can be found at the beginning of this entry.

Welcome and We Can't Wait to Meet You
Our library staff is committed to helping students attain their educational goals utilizing all available resources.  All students are invited and encouraged to stop by, call, chat with or text staff at any of our reference desks to ask for assistance with their research or our circulation desks to seek assistance with technology or help using library resources and services.