Answered By: Kim Gianfrancesco
Last Updated: Jun 03, 2021     Views: 71

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.

Contact Us

Ask Us Services are available in person Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Voicemails, emails and texts submitted outside of these hours will be responded to on the next business day.

Ask Us Chat is available 24/7. Note: when the desk in the library is closed, chat is answered by librarians at other institutions.

We look forward to hearing from you!