Answered By: Ann Hodges
Last Updated: Jan 02, 2017     Views: 34

Special Collections welcomes inquiries from the general public. Our hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm (with the exception of university holidays and occasional special events). We can best assist you if we know you are coming. Please contact us by telephone (361-825-4500) or email ( in advance of your visit so that we may discuss with you the date of your visit and the research resources of most potential use to you. This will help you get the maximum benefit from the time you spend in Special Collections. Learn more about us at

Contact Us

During Fall and Spring semesters, Ask Us Services are available:

M-Th: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
F: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sun: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Emails and texts submitted outside of these hours will be responded to on the next business day. Hours may vary during Summer and intersessions. 

We look forward to hearing from you!