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Free Textbooks

The University of the Incarnate Word's School of Professional Studies provides textbooks for your undergraduate and graduate classes at no charge to the active-duty service member (including National Guard or Reservist using Tuition Assistance) or to the military. 

Most of our textbooks are eBooks (electronic textbooks), which are accessible and portable no matter where you are located.

Undergraduate eBooks will be available immediately in Blackboard. Graduate eBooks will be available starting approximately 4-6 weeks before the start of the term. You will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to access your eBook and/or order your hardbound textbook.

A few of our courses have traditional hardbound books that will require shipment. Students residing within Bexar, Guadalupe and Comal Counties (or within a 50-mile radius of UIW Main Campus) should pick up their textbooks in the UIW bookstore located at the Student Engagement Center. Visit or call (210) 829-6056 for business hours. 

Students residing outside of the range stated above must place an order for their textbooks with a provided voucher. Undergraduate course book vouchers are located under the “Course Outline and Textbook” section of your Blackboard course. Graduate book instructions will be emailed approximately 4-6 weeks before the start of the term, in which instructions are given to access any graduate eBooks or vouchers for hardbound texts.

IMPORTANT: Please note that any books requiring shipment to APO/FPO addresses should be ordered no later than three full weeks before the start of the term to provide sufficient time for the books to arrive. Failure to do so will delay the delivery of your textbook and could affect your progress in the course. Register and order your books early!

Free textbooks apply to undergraduate and graduate courses taken through the School of Professional Studies and do not apply to courses taken on the UIW main campus or other UIW schools. Free textbooks do not apply towards doctoral degrees.