Special Collections Hours and Events


Appointments should be requested at least 48 hours (two working days) in advance to allow time for materials to be retrieved.

For Aug-Nov 2023, research time is available

Mon-Thurs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m./Fri 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

If you would like to make an appointment, call 956.326.2109

To best ensure confirmation for a preferred time slot, please get in touch with us as far in advance as possible.

Visitors, please note the following:

  • Visitors must have a confirmed appointment to use materials.
  • Visitor appointments are for a designated date and time.
  • Visitors are required to observe safe handling procedures of all collection materials.
  • Before the visit, the researcher is subject to a ReSEARCH Interview to facilitate efficient use of on-site research time.

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



Please note the following guidelines are in effect in the Archive

  • A maximum of two visitors are allowed per research team time slot.
  • No food or drinks are allowed in the reading room.

The Archives Reading Room will have abbreviated hours Dec 2023: Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Archives Reading Room will be closed from Dec 22- Jan 1.

If you have questions regarding Special Collections & Archives materials, policies, or procedures, please get in touch with the Special Collections Librarian at jhatcher@tamiu.edu.

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

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