AOMA Library

The Library access is available on a limited basis beginning September 14, 2020 for curbside check-out and return of materials M-Th 9am-4pm. MAc students may schedule an appointment for using a library computer for online competency exams T-Th. We are sorry for the inconvenience and we hope you stay well! Contact the library to make arrangements at 512-492-3032 or during "open" hours.

With more than 9,000 items and comprehensive holdings in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, theories of Chinese medicine, and resources in Western biomedical sciences, AOMA is proud to be the largest Chinese medicine library in Texas. Holdings include print volumes, journals, and extensive audiovisual resources (DVDs, CDs, etc.). Of special note is the library’s collection of original Chinese language medical research journals and DVDs (565), whose publication dates range from 1981 to the present.

The library at the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine is committed to the pursuit of excellence, integrity, and accessibility, thereby providing scholarly resources and study opportunity for the students, faculty, staff, and patients of the AOMA community and, in continually improving our holdings, becoming the best library at a college of Chinese Medicine in the United States.

Patrons also have access to reference services, electronic databases, and circulation services. The EBSCO internet-accessible database provides our students with access to the most current literature available and includes two medical databases, Alt HealthWatch and Medline Full-Text, sources that include full text articles from over 1,700 journals and professional medical publications. Students and faculty have access to this password-protected internet resource both on- and off-campus.

Library Resources

The AOMA library is a specialty library with holdings that focus primarily on the field of acupuncture and Chinese medicine.  The library collection includes a selection of biomedical research resources.   Library patrons have access to and use of print and online collections and a broad base of learning/information resources. Scholarly and academic support is available via a number of resources, including reference services, electronic databases, and circulation services.

Print, Audio/Visual, and Electronic Resources

Online Catalog

Online Resources

AOMA maintains library resources pertaining to both Chinese and Western medicine.  These include more than 9,000 Chinese medical books, journals, videos, CDs, and DVDs, in addition to a substantial collection of original Chinese language medical research books, journals, and DVDs. These resources, in addition to the EBSCOHost database (which includes Alt HealthWatch and Medline full-text), provide students and faculty with access to the most current literature available.

Computers and Printing

The AOMA Library has eight computer workstations available to students during regular and break week hours. All computers have high speed internet access and print capability. Students may print from computer workstations for 10¢ per side printed (20¢ for double-sided prints).

Copy Machine

There is one copy machine available for student use in the library.  Persons wanting to use this machine may purchase a copy card from AOMA Herbal Medicine in increments of $5.00 or $10.00 for use with this copy machine. Monies are automatically deducted from the card when the card is inserted to the machine and copies are made. Cost for copies is 10¢ per side copied (20¢ for a double sided copy). The copy machine also includes a scanner function, which is free to use.

Please note: Library staff cannot take cash for copies made.

Study Space

Students are welcome to use the library as a place to study, write papers, or to simply take a break between classes. Tables and chairs are provided within the library for patron use.

Library Hours

Our regular business hours during school terms are as follows:

Monday-Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

*Hours may vary on break weeks; special schedules will be posted on campus. The library is closed on Sundays and on major holidays.

Due to COVID-19, the library has been closed to foot traffic, but has curbside pick-up and drop-off for circulating items, and by appointment only for online exams using library resources.

Library Staff

Rita Terrell, MSIS is the AOMA Librarian. Rita is a full-time professional librarian who holds a graduate degree in Information Science from the University of North Texas, an American Library Association-accredited institution.

As a community, our students are given the opportunity to participate in the daily functioning of the library.  Student workers provide part-time clerical and circulation support in the evenings and on Saturday. These library staff members are all currently enrolled students and/or recent graduates who provide valuable input concerning the selection of resources that support the needs of the student body and of practitioners in the field. The training and experience of the library staff is an asset to the AOMA community and encourages use of the library’s resources.

Contact Information
Phone number: (512) 492-3032

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