Special Collections is a limited access area available by appointment only. It is located on the 3rd floor of the Blume Library at St. Mary's University. The collection includes, but is not limited to, the following items:
Students may check out books from the Coates Library if they have a San Antonio Public Library Card, and they may use a guest login to search databases.
The UTSA Libraries are proud to preserve the legacies of San Antonio and South Texas through their growing Special Collections featuring a rich array of primary sources.
Research strengths include San Antonio authors, architecture and urban development, Mexican cookery, women and women's history, and the Texas-Mexico border region.
Special Collections also serves as the official archives of UTSA.