UTSA Libraries to provide contactless book delivery for Fall 2020

Beginning Monday, Aug. 24, students, faculty and staff may request library books and physical materials using a contactless delivery service through the UTSA Libraries’ “Get It For Me” system.

Options for pickup of materials include:


New e-book features sweet recipes from Mexican Cookbook Collection

Here’s a fun activity to add to your pandemic to-do list—get inspired by Mexican pastries.

The UTSA Libraries have released the first in a series of digital mini-cookbooks featuring favorite recipes from the Mexican Cookbook Collection, making it even easier to explore the largest collection in the nation.


Process implemented for safe return of books at John Peace Library

Students, faculty and staff wishing to return borrowed books and other materials from the UTSA Libraries may now do so during limited hours at the John Peace Library on UTSA’s Main Campus.

Libraries staff have implemented a process for the safe return of the materials from noon-5 p.m. May 2-3, May 9-10 and May 16-17.

UTSA Libraries commemorate Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, the UTSA Libraries are showcasing a selection of work generated in the field of women’s studies and highlighting interdisciplinary databases that can guide further research.


Portion of UTSA’s Mexican Cookbook Collection now available online

FEBRUARY 14, 2020 — Unique, handwritten recipes of traditional Mexican dishes dating as far back as 1789 can be viewed online as part of the digitization efforts of the UTSA Libraries’ Mexican Cookbook Collection, one of the nation’s largest of its kind.

Grants available for courses that integrate UTSA Special Collections content

UTSA faculty looking to integrate unique content from the UTSA Special Collections into their courses are invited to apply for the Faculty Teaching in the Archives Grants for the 2020-2021 academic year.

John Peace Library introduces new single-service front desk

In an effort to better serve students and faculty, the John Peace Library will combine the circulation desk and information desk into a single-service area, making it easier to borrow, book space and get help. 

Open Educational Resources for Faculty

Applications are now being accepted for Adopt-a-Free-Textbook Grants, offered by the UTSA Libraries. The grant is open to tenure and non-tenure track faculty and offers funds to support faculty professional development and teaching. 

Sebastián en San Antonio

Artist Enrique "Sebastián" Carbajal

(SAN ANTONIO) – The city of San Antonio will celebrate the acclaimed artist, Maestro Sebastian, marking the sculptor’s 50-plus years in the profession. Sebastián in San Antonio: 50+ Years / 20+ Sites / 100+ Works” features works from the famed Mexican artist displayed in public space


Changes to Library My Account

UTSA Libraries implemented an improved Library My Account on Thursday, June 13, to provide students and faculty/staff a central location to access account information.

UTSA Libraries acquire archive from famed Mexican food expert

UTSA Libraries Special Collections is now home to a new collection of rare cookbooks and archives from one of the world’s most famous Mexican food experts and Mexican cookbook authors. Diana Kennedy, the 96-year-old ethno-gastronomer, traveled 892 miles from her house in Michoácan, Mexico, to San Antonio to hand-deliver her archival collection to the UTSA Libraries.