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John Peace Library Reading Room

John Peace Library
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249
(210) 458-5505

The John Peace Library Special Collections reading room will close at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, October 5.

The JPL Special Collections reading room is open Monday-Wednesday from 10am through 3pm, other hours by appointment, closed Fridays. To schedule an appointment or for more information, email

The John Peace Library reading room is the primary access point for manuscript collections and rare books.  

The reading room is located on the fourth floor of the John Peace Library at the Main campus.  For researchers without UTSA parking permits, information about visitor parking can be found on UTSA's Main Campus visitor parking website. 

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Institute of Texan Cultures Reading Room

HemisFair Park Campus, ITC Room 03.04.13
San Antonio, Texas 78205-3209
(210) 458-2228

Other hours by appointment - email or call (210) 458-2228 for information.

The Institute of Texan Cultures reading room is the primary access point for University Archives, photograph collections and architecture-related manuscript collections. 

The reading room is located on the HemisFair Park Campus on the third floor of the Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC). Upon entering the ITC front doors, elevators will be to the left. On the third floor, turn right out of the elevator and follow the hall around two right turns. The reading room will be on your left. 

Parking: Visitors may park in the ITC visitor lot, directly in front of the building. Visitors with a UTSA parking permit may park along the fence behind the federal building. View this map from the ITC for further information on parking.  Metered street parking is available along area city streets.

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