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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Due to the ongoing nature of the situation, these policies are subject to change.
UTSA Libraries are here to help during online instruction 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.
UTSA Databases and Research Guides
The UTSA Libraries provide access to hundreds of online databases with journals containing peer-reviewed articles and research, 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 from home. Also, check out our convenient research guides for the best resources and research strategies in a subject-specific area. And our online tutorials will help you get started on any project.
For more details, view our guide for off-campus access to electronic resources
Find your librarian and meet virtually
We are here to help during online instruction! Our friendly and resourceful librarians use their in-depth knowledge and expertise to assist with general and subject-specific research. Schedule a virtual meeting using our convenient scheduling tool. Simply click the calendar icon beside the subject librarian you are seeking and book a time.
Request online instruction
Attention faculty: Contact your librarian to schedule a synchronous or asynchronous library instruction for your online course via Zoom. An instruction session may be recorded and viewed at later date for your convenience.
Get It For Me | Interlibrary Loan
UTSA Libraries are not borrowing physical materials at all; however, we are continuing to place article requests for electronic delivery (including individual book chapters, subject to copyright law.)
Due to the reduced availability of lenders, digital article requests may take longer to fill than is typical under normal circumstances.
We encourage users with borrowed Interlibrary Loan items to hold onto those until the Libraries reopen. We will waive fines for overdue materials.
Chat with the Blue Crew!
Need help with resources? Have a citation question? Ask us! You can chat with a librarian from the convenience of your home. Our UTSA Libraries Blue Crew is here and ready to help. Use our chat service at the bottom of your screen.
- Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.
- Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Saturday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Sunday: 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.
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
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 a full list of offerings, visit libguides.utsa.edu/streaming. For more on linking streaming content to Blackboard, view the UTSA Libraries tutorial. We encourage faculty to submit course reserves requests for streaming media using the course reserves request form.
Students: When available, UTSA Libraries will provide online versions of textbooks for reserves. Students should use Get it for Me to request access to necessary reading materials. Because campus buildings are currently closed, access to physical reserves are limited and some requests may not be fulfilled.
Faculty: All faculty are encouraged to submit requests using the Course Reserves request form.
UTSA Librarians can assist faculty in locating comparable Open Educational Resources. We can also identify potential ebook matches for current courses in the library's ebook collections. We strongly recommend our faculty work with subject librarians to provide necessary reading materials to our students.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with your library account. New blocks will not be placed while the buildings are closed.
The UTSA Libraries offer three outdoor book drops where you can return items 24-hours a day.
John Peace Library, Second-floor entrance
Book drop is located to the left of the sliding-glass-door entryway.
Business Building, Drive-through book drop
Book drop is located along the access road in front of the BB's ground-floor entryway.
Frio Street Building, Drop-off Area
Book drop is located near the semi-circular passenger loading area off of South Frio Street.
Please allow at least one week from the date of return for the items to be removed from library accounts.
If you are unable to physically return books, please continue to hold on to the items in your possession. All fines and fees will be waived until the libraries reopen. If you plan to leave the area and would like to return materials, please contact email@example.com, or you may mail your returns to:
UTSA Libraries Access Services
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249
The U.S. Postal Service offers reduced postal rates when mailing books and other media. For more information, visit USPS.
Please note, borrowed laptops should NOT be returned to the UTSA Libraries. For questions about borrowed laptops, please contact UTSA Tech Café at 210-458-5555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the remainder of the semester, the library will allow unlimited item renewals and waive associated fines. If you have items checked out, please hold onto them until further notice.
If you are able, renew your materials online through My Library Account.
If you encounter issues or have any questions about your library account, please don't hesitate to contact us at email@example.com. We will be as flexible as possible when it comes to these items and will address book returns when campus libraries re-open.
For those who borrowed UTSA materials using a TexShare card, please hold on to those checked out items until further notice.
The UTSA Libraries are now closed due the City of San Antonio and Bexar County’s joint Stay Home, Work Safe orders. At this time we are not checking out laptops, however, students needing internet or computer access can reach out to the Tech Café at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Several media companies are offering free temporary service to students who do not currently have online access, including Comcast and Charter Spectrum. Wireless companies such as AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are offering unlimited data on their wireless networks. Visit utsa.edu/coronavirus/techresources.html for more information.
Unfortunately, access to UTSA electronic resources are only available to UTSA students, faculty and staff.
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.
There are several options, however, for accessing databases and digital collections through San Antonio Public Library, BilbioTech, and other organizations. View the LibGuide for UTSA Alumni, Retirees, and Visitors for more information.