About the
UTSA Libraries

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

UTSA has outlined its vision to become great public research university, and we are building a library system that is distinctive, innovative, flexible and connected to our communities to support and fuel this vision. 

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Dean Hendrix

UTSA Libraries
Strategic Plan

Our vision to become a nationally recognized research library fuels UTSA’s ascent to becoming a premier public research university. UTSA Libraries' Strategic Plan outlines our plan for getting there, with goals that range from supporting student and faculty success to cultivating the our staff's effectiveness and innovation. 

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Take a
Virtual Tour

Curious to know what things look like around here? Take a virtual peek around our libraries to get a sense of our spaces and services.

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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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