Academic Resources

Graduate Academic Advising

Locations vary

Graduate students are advised by both the faculty within their graduate program. Faculty advisors direct students in curricular studies and research advancement, as well as enrollment, student administration and paperwork. Graduate students should maintain regular contact with their faculty advisor. For information or to schedule an appointment with a graduate academic advisor, please call email graduate.studies@tamusa.edu

University Library

Central Academic Building, Room 202 | (210) 784-1500 | http://www.tamusa.edu/library

The University Library at Texas A&M University-San Antonio fosters collaboration among faculty, staff, and students to create an atmosphere of academic excellence and provides the university community with tools for lifelong learning. The library is actively engaged in the teaching, research, and outreach activities of A&M-SA. Library staff promote an inclusive culture through our services, resources, and support.

Research Assistance and Instruction

The University Library’s professional librarians and staff offer you individualized research assistance and advanced research consultations in person, over the phone, by text message or e-mail, and via the web whenever the library is open. Working with faculty, the librarians also provide course-specific instruction to aid you in successfully completing course assignments involving research.  You can access tutorials and subject-specific guides to resources on the library’s website.

Information Resources

The University Library provides you with the information resources you need to be successful as a student. Whenever possible, librarians select materials in an electronic format, which you can use from any computer at any time.  The onsite print and media collection consists of materials that directly relate to A&M-SA academic programs, course reserves, and K-12 curriculum support materials. If the library does not own a book, journal article, or other item that you need, you may request the library borrow it for you through ILLiad, the interlibrary loan service.  A TexShare card provides you with borrowing privileges from more than 500 participating libraries across the state.  For more information on the TexShare card, ask at the information desk.

Library Facilities              

You have free access to computers, printers, print and media collections, and open study space. Hours are posted on the University Library’s website.  You can borrow study rooms for yourself or a group on a first-come, first-serve basis.  You can reserve some rooms in advance from the library’s home page.  All study rooms are equipped with white boards and display panels for your laptop.  If a room is unavailable, you are always welcome to work with others in our open Collaborative Zone. The library also has a family study room complete with toys for children.  The library circulates laptops, headphones, and video cameras to students.  You can create posters and other innovative projects for your classes in the library’s makerspace room.  In addition, the library offers laminating services. 

Archives & Special Collections

Bexar County Archives Building | 126 E. Nueva | San Antonio, TX 78204 | (210) 784-1512 | http://www.tamusa.edu/library-archives

Located downtown, the University Library’s Archives & Special Collections provides access to historical treasures, such as Texas history resources dating back to 1517. Researchers can find manuscript collections, photographs, maps, artwork, books, newspapers and more. Staff provide one-on-one research guidance to students, faculty, staff, and the general public by appointment. In addition, the Presidio Gallery showcases themed history exhibits, which are free and open to the public.