Planning Your Visit

UTSA's Special Collections are open to all researchers. UTSA affiliation is not required, but we do ask all researchers to provide a photo ID prior to using our materials.

Our Special Collections materials do not circulate. To view a collection, please schedule your visit 5-7 days in advance.

We ask that you follow our reading room rules to ensure proper care of materials.

Not sure if we have what you are looking for?

If you are still uncertain as to whether our collections meet your research needs after browsing them online, please feel free to contact us for assistance.

Unfortunately, due to staffing constraints, we are not able to provide in-depth research services on your behalf. If your research requires detailed examination of a collection, we ask that you schedule a visit to conduct your own research. If you are unable to do so, you may want to consider hiring a professional researcher to perform the work for you. A list of independent researchers is available upon request.