For Visitors & Alumni

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

Borrowing Privileges

For more detailed information about these borrowing options, please see the Visitor & Alumni Borrowing Policy.

Non-UTSA affiliated visitors may obtain borrowing privileges at the UTSA Libraries by joining the Community Borrowing Program. 
 
UTSA Alumni can receive borrowing privileges by becoming a member of the Alumni Association and bringing the membership card to JPL or the Downtown Library to set up an account.

Retired faculty and retired professional and classified staff may receive borrowing privileges at UTSA Libraries by emailing circulation@utsa.edu.

In addition, the TexShare program allows non-UTSA affiliated visitors to borrow material in person through participating public and academic libraries. Visit the TexShare website for more information.

Access to Databases

Due to the nature of our contractual agreements with database providers, only current UTSA students, faculty and staff can access online resources from home. However, most databases are available to visitors on site in our libraries.

Guest Computers

A few desktop computers in the John Peace Library and Downtown Library are reserved for guests, including alumni and Community Borrowing Program members. These computers are primarily for research purposes.  Library guests can use these computers to access most of the libraries’ electronic resources. 

To acquire a temporary log-on ID, you will need to show picture identification and sign in at the Information or Front Desks of the John Peace and Downtown Libraries. (The AET Library does not offer computer access to guests.)
  • Use of these workstations is on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • Guest access is limited to one hour per day. 
  • If guests anticipate needing more than one hour using the guest computers to access UTSA research materials or to fill out UTSA forms, such as the FAFSA, they are encouraged to make arrangements in advance of their visit by emailing libraryask@utsa.edu or calling the JPL Front Desk at (210) 458-4574, or the Downtown Library Front Desk at (210) 458-2440.
  • UTSA Libraries reserve the right to reclaim guest computers for accessing research materials.

Copying, Printing and Scanning

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

Visitor Parking

Please see UTSA's visitor parking website for campus parking maps and information.