The UTSA Libraries provide the university community with distinctive expertise, high quality information resources, inspirational spaces, and innovative and responsive services.
- John Peace Library (JPL) – Main Campus
JPL is UTSA's largest library with three floors of resources, study spaces and academic support services. JPL is open 24-hours-a-day, five-days-a-week during the fall and spring semesters, as well as extended weekend hours.
- Downtown Library – Buena Vista Street Building, Downtown Campus
Featuring views of the San Antonio skyline, diverse study spaces and computing services, this library serves UTSA’s Downtown Campus community and its multiple undergraduate and graduate professional programs.
- AET Library – Applied Engineering and Technology Building, Main Campus
A bookless, satellite library developed with science and engineering students in mind.
- Special Collections – JPL and Institute of Texan Cultures
UTSA's collection of rare books, manuscripts, photographs and archival materials are accessible through reading rooms on JPL’s 4th floor and at the ITC on the Hemisfair Campus.
UTSA students and faculty have access to millions of resources, including the latest scholarly journals, databases and over 1,000,000 e-books. In addition, the libraries offer a rich collection of multimedia resources, educational curriculum materials, maps, musical scores and more. Using Library Quick Search, students have easy access to the libraries' vast collections.
Students, faculty and staff can access library resources—such as full-text journal articles and e-books—from off-campus using their myUTSA ID and passphrase. The UTSA Libraries mobile website provides smartphone access to the most popular resources and services.
UTSA Libraries Special Collections brings national recognition to the university for distinctive research materials documenting the diverse histories and development of San Antonio and South Texas. Signature collections include the history of the African American and LGBTQ communities in our region, the history of women and gender in Texas, Mexican American activism and advertising, the Tex-Mex food industry, and urban planning.
The UTSA Libraries offer:
- Research assistance via online chat
- In-person assistance at information desks throughout the libraries
- Desktop computers
- State-of-the-art workstations for small group collaboration
- Multimedia viewing and listening facilities
- Reservable group study rooms
- Quiet study areas
- High-speed scanners, printers and copiers
- Laptop computers, DVD players, headphones and other tech gear for check-out
- Textbooks on reserve
- “Get It For Me” — items located, delivered or borrowed from other libraries
Visit the UTSA Libraries website for complete information on the resources and services available.
Housed within the JPL are three of UTSA’s most popular academic support services:
- Supplemental Instruction (Tomás Rivera Center)
- Tutoring Services (Tomás Rivera Center)
- The Judith G. Gardner Center for Writing Excellence