Special Collections Hours and Events

Hours of Operation


By Appointment Only


By Appointment Only


By Appointment Only


By Appointment Only


By Appointment Only

Sat & Sun


Please see the Special Collections Schedule for specific dates regarding closures and abbreviated hours.


The Special Collections Reading Room is available Mon-Fri by appointment only

If you would like to make an appointment please contact Jeanette Hatcher at: jhatcher@tamiu.edu or (956)326-2404

To best insure confirmation for a preferred time slot, please contact us as far in advance as possible. 

Please note the following:

Visitors must have a confirmed appointment in order to use materials.

Visitor appointments are for a designated date and time.

Visitors are required to observe safe handling procedures.

Prior to visit, the researcher will be subject to a Reference Interview to facilitate efficient use of on-site research time.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic:

Visitors must observe all recommended social distancing guidelines. 

Visitors are required to wear a protective mask.

Only two visitors are allowed per time slot.

If you have reference questions regarding Special Collections & Archives materials, policies or procedures, please contact the Special Collections Librarian.

Please note, as the situation develops updates will be posted to this page.  

Thank you for your patronage!  




  • Special Exhibit - TAMIU 2020 / Visions of the Past:  A look at the founding of our institution and the establishment of our current campus - Archive Reading Room, KL 203 / Feb 2020 - Dec 2020

  • Hispanic Heritage Storytime: Tales from the Border – 500 Years of La Llorona - Presentation by Dr. Aaron Olivas featuring various retellings found in our Special Collections of one of the most popular folktales from Latin America and discussion of the evolution of the story as it spread throughout the México-U.S. Borderlands -- livestreamed on the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library’s Facebook page from the Special Collections Reading Room / Thurs Oct 15, 2020, 3:00- 4:30pm

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