For Visitors & Alumni

We are pleased to offer the following options for visitors who wish to make use of UTSA Libraries resources and services.

Non-UTSA Affiliated Visitors

Non-UTSA affiliated visitors may obtain borrowing privileges at the UTSA Libraries by joining the Community Borrowing Program. Using our Get It For Me service, Community Borrowing Program members can request articles or books not available at the UTSA Libraries (for a fee per request). 

The UTSA Libraries allows TexShare card holders to borrow materials when visiting in person. The TexShare program is available to non-UTSA affiliated visitors through participating public and academic libraries. Visit the TexShare website for more information. 

UTSA Alumni

Please note that UTSA alumni do not have automatic borrowing privileges at the UTSA Libraries. Alumni must be members of the Alumni Association to receive borrowing privileges. Please see the Alumni Borrowing Policy for more information.

Please contact the Alumni Association at (210) 458-4133 for membership information and fees.

Access to Databases

Unfortunately, members of the Alumni Association and the Community Borrowers Program cannot access the UTSA Libraries online databases from home due to the nature of our contractual agreements with our database providers. However, most databases are available to in-person visitors to the library.

Copying, Printing and Scanning

Non-UTSA affiliated visitors and alumni may purchase a UTSA Guest Card for use with library copiers and printers. Use of the libraries' scanners is free.