Online Services

Support for virtual
teaching & learning

The UTSA Libraries provide 24X7 access to electronic resources, including journals, e-books, streaming media, statistics and data, and much more.

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Find your librarian and meet virtually

Our friendly and resourceful librarians are happy to assist with general and subject-specific research. To schedule a virtual meeting, simply click the calendar icon beside the subject librarian you are seeking and book a time.
Faculty may contact their librarian to schedule synchronous or asynchronous library instruction for their online courses.

Find your librarian

Request online instruction

UTSA Libraries are here to help by providing access to a vast collection of digital resources and quality reference services via chat, email, and telephone. Librarians are also offering virtual consultations and instruction.

Chat with the Blue Crew!

Need help with resources? Have a citation question? Ask us! Our UTSA Libraries Blue Crew is ready to answer your questions on chat.

Chat hours:

Fall 2022

  • Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

UTSA Databases and Research Guides

The UTSA Libraries provide access to hundreds of online databases with journals often with full-text PDFs and instant download capabilities. Also find e-books, statistics and data, business information, standards, streaming media, and more. Use your abc123 to access remotely.

Check out our research guides for the best resources and research strategies in a subject-specific area. Our online tutorials will help you get started on any project.

For more details, view our guide for off-campus access to electronic resources

Collection Access (January 14 – February 4, 2022)

Books and DVDs will only be accessible via curbside or locker delivery from both campuses. Place your request through Get It For Me now to get your research started.

Print textbooks will not be circulating for the first three weeks. Please contact your professor if you need access to course reserves. Librarians can also help you find a digital version if available via our chat service.

View or submit your requests

Borrow Tech/Gear

Equipment may be requested online for pickup at the JPL Front Desk. Semester-loan laptops will continue to be available for pickup throughout the next three weeks.

Special Collections

Special Collections librarians and archivists can provide virtual consultations about our nationally recognized, unique research materials documenting the diverse histories and development of San Antonio and South Texas

Go to Special Collections

Streaming Media

UTSA Libraries provide access to numerous streaming video and audio collections that can be used in class or linked to Blackboard, including educational videos, popular films, documentaries, tutorials, case studies, lab demonstrations, and expert interviews. Options include content from the humanities, social sciences, sciences, business, architecture, education, philosophy, and many more! For more information, visit We encourage faculty to submit course reserves requests for streaming media using the course reserves request form.