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I am honored to lead an immensely talented staff dedicated to advancing research, stoking creativity, educating students and improving our local and global communities.

As UTSA continues its ascent to Tier One status, we are building a top-tier library system that is distinctive, innovative, flexible and connected to our communities.

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Dean Hendrix

UTSA Libraries

Our vision is to be a nationally-recognized research library that fuels UTSA’s ascent to Tier One. UTSA Libraries 2020 Blueprint outlines our plan for getting there, with strategic priorities that range from bolstering student and faculty success to cultivating the development of library staff.

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Model of the John Peace Library

History of the
John Peace Library

When JPL opened on June 2, 1976, it was the largest building on campus and had study space to accommodate only 1,300 students – a far cry from the 29,000 students at UTSA today.

Its namesake, John R. Peace II, championed efforts to bring a four-year public university to San Antonio.

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