AOMA maintains the largest Oriental medicine library in Texas with more than 9,000 items and comprehensive holdings in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, theories of Oriental medicine, and western biomedical sciences. Holdings include print volumes, journals, several forms of audiovisual resources (DVDs, CDs, etc.). Of special note is the library’s collection of original Chinese language medical research journals and DVDs (565), ranging from 1981 to present day.
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, with full text articles from over 1,700 journals and professional medical publications. Students and faculty have access to this password protected internet resources both on- and off-campus.
The mission of the library for the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine is to be the best library at a school of Oriental Medicine in the United States and to provide accessible, relevent learning and study opportunities to the students, faculty, staff and patients of the AOMA community.
Phone number: (512) 492-3032
The AOMA Library is open 57 hours per week, 52 weeks per year. Our regular business hours during school terms are as follows.
Monday - Thursday
9:00am – 8:00pm
9:00am – 4:00pm
10:00am – 4:00pm
Hours may vary on break weeks, but will be posted on campus. The library is closed on Sundays and on major holidays.
David York, MLIS is the AOMA Librarian. David is a full time professional librarian who holds a graduate degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas, an American Library Association accredited institution.
There are also several student workers who 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 are able to provide valuable input concerning the selection of resources that support the needs of the student body and practitioners in the field. The training and experience of the library staff is an asset to the AOMA community and encourages successful use of the library’s resources.