The University Libraries located on the Brownsville and Edinburg campuses will reopen to the UTRGV community on June 1 to coincide with the start of the Summer I session. Library will be closed on the weekends.

  • Our reopening will be a gradual process that respects current CDC guidelines for social distancing and slowing the spread of COVID-19. Face masks/coverings will be required to enter and use all library spaces. Plexiglass is currently being installed at the library service desks in Edinburg and Brownsville.
  • Books and physical items will not circulate at this time. Faculty members, instructors, and graduate assistants with specific research needs or requiring materials for course reserves should contact
  • Computer stations will be available at appropriate distances from other users. Printing will be available, but printers will be located in non-public areas. Printouts will be retrieved by library staff (eliminating clusters of students touching a common public printer) and can be picked up at a library service desk.
  • Available staff can answer directional and basic research questions. Questions requiring extra attention or expertise will be routed to a librarian by phone/Zoom/Skype for a virtual consultation.

For further information, please visit our website at or contact Library Administration at

  • Hours (these could change pleased check back with department’s website for any updates)
    Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on weekends.
  • Safety & Health Requirements
    social distancing, face masks no circulation of books or physical items.
  • Contact

Paul Sharpe
Dean of Libraries
(956) 665-2344