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.  

Research time is generally available during regular business hours  

Monday-Friday   8am-5pm

If you would like to make an appointment contact the Special Collections Librarian 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. 

Visitors 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 of all collection materials.

  • Prior to visit, the researcher is subject to a Reference Interview in order to facilitate efficient use of on-site research time.

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



Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the following guidelines are in effect in the Archive

  • Visitors must observe all recommended social distancing guidelines. 
  • Visitors are required to wear a protective mask.
  • A maximum of two visitors are allowed per research team 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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