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Graduate Student Services

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Graduate Research Librarian

Graduate Research Librarian, Polly McCord, is available to work with graduate students to develop their information literacy and research skills. Group or one-on-one consultations are available. Polly can help with developing a topic, research strategies and evaluating resources.  Contact her at 210-805-5809 or

Graduate Support Services

The UIW Library works with the Graduate Support Center to provide support services for graduate students, including academic workshops. To find out more about these opportunities to enhance your research skills and knowledge visit GSC.

Graduate Computer Rooms

Graduate students may use two rooms on the first floor (103 and 105) for individual, quiet research and writing.  Students who need to work collaboratively should request a group study room.  Rooms 103 and 105 may be used by any student in graduate, professional or doctoral studies.  Each room has a table for individual quiet study and four computers loaded with the statistical package SPSS, the qualitative analysis software QRS NVivo and Adobe Acrobat.  Microsoft Office is also on the machines. Each student using the room must check out a key from the Circulation Desk. Family and friends are not allowed in the Graduate Computer Rooms, nor is food and/or drink.  Students must not save their work to these computers and should not download software to them. For a full understanding of how these rooms are to be used, please visit Graduate Computer Room Use Policy.

Doctoral Study Room

The library has a room (233) for doctoral students to use for research and writing when they are at the dissertation writing stage of their doctoral studies. The computers are loaded with the statistical package SPSS, the qualitative analysis software QRS NVivo and Adobe Acrobat. Microsoft Office is also on the machines and GoPrint Services are available. Check out one of the four available keys from the Circulation Desk.

Dissertation and Thesis Binding

The university no longer requires masters or doctoral students to supply a copy of their thesis or dissertation to the library. The library will continue to facilitate binding for students wishing to have copies of their thesis or dissertation bound for personal use. Cost for binding is $15 for each copy.  Payment must be made at the Business Office before copies are dropped off to be bound using the Dissertation/Thesis Binding Order Form.

After they are shipped to the bindery, turnaround time is usually four weeks. If the owner cannot pick up bound copies the student may designate someone else to pick them up.

Dissertations/theses may be dropped off in the Technical Services Office across from the Media Center Monday through Friday 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Please call 210-829-6095 for more information.