About Us

Our Mission

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.