Donald E. O'Shaughnessy Library

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To Find Books & Journals: DEOL Catalog

The circulation collection is located on floors 2 & 3 of the north wing.
The reference collection is located on floor 2A of the west wing.
The current journal collection & special collections are located on floor 1A of the west wing.
The bound journal collection is located in the basement of the west wing.
The off-site collection is located in the basement of the campus chapel.

Databases are primarily provided for Students, Faculty & Staff of OST. Researchers and visiting
patrons may access databases while in the library.

*ATLASerials is an online full-text collection of major religion and theology journals used by libraries, librarians, religion scholars, theologians, and clergy.
*Catholic Periodical & Literature Index sources include, but are not limited to, periodicals, books, newspapers, and papal documents dealing expressly with the practice of Catholic faith and lifestyle.
FirstSearch FirstSearch provides seamless electronic access to many databases covering a wide range of topics and formats. The FirstSearch Base Package includes WorldCat, one of the the most comprehensive and up-to-date bibliographic resource available.
*New Testament Abstracts Abstracts, reviews, essays and book summaries in the areas of New Testament general, Gospels-Acts, Epistles-Revelation, Biblical Theology and the World of the New Testament
*Old Testament Abstracts Abstracts, reviews, essays and book summaries in the areas of antiquities, archaeology, biblical theology, and philology
Online Journals Online access provided in the library only.
Research in Ministry (RIM) indexes and abstracts projects and theses from over 100 Doctor of Ministry (DMin), Doctor of Missiology (DMiss) and Doctor of Educational Ministry (DEdMin) programs accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).

*EBSCOhost Databases

Inquiries or assistance please call: Circulation Desk: 210-341-1366 ext. 311
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Sunday Closed
Monday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
September 7 CLOSED
November 25-27 CLOSED
December 8 CLOSED
December 24-31 CLOSED

Library hours after December 11

Weekends Closed

Monday-Friday 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

The following guidelines apply to all DEOL patrons.

  • No cell phones in the library.
  • No food is permitted in the library.
  • Drinks are permitted only when the container comes with a lid.
  • No food and/or drinks near the computers.

For other library policies click here.


Joanne Aleman, Library Assistant

Maria M. Garcia, Director of Library

Oscar Gutierrez, Circulation Clerk

Matthew Martin, Archivist & Rare Book Curator

Olivia Anne Peters, Library Assistant

Carmen Rodriguez, General Services Manager

Bea Tovar, Cataloguer

Tim Unser, Circulation Clerk