Attention students, faculty, staff and patrons, our department in Edinburg is moving to the 4th floor of the University Library.

Our locations in Edinburg and Brownsville hold unique archival and rare book collections, as well as the University Archives of UTRGV and its legacy institutions.

University Library, Brownsville (BLIBR 2.202)
One West University Boulevard
Brownsville, Texas 78520
(956) 882-7968
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University Library, Edinburg (ELIBR 4.100)
1201 W University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539
(956) 665-2726
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Special Collections & Archives

We offer resources and services to anyone wishing to learn more about the unique history and culture of our region.

Welcome to University Library Special Collections & Archives!

Campus research visits are available. Learn more about on-campus appointments.

Online/remote research requests are available for all patrons, researchers, and scholars. Expedite your research and access to resources by submitting an Online Research Request

Special Collections & University Archives holds primary source (original) and secondary source materials such as correspondence, business files, maps, slides, ledgers, books, ephemera, newspapers, journals, newsletters, oral histories, and photographs regarding the cultural heritage and history of our region. Collection strengths include history, politics, local authors, fine printing, civil rights, business, and genealogy.

Learn more about our unique materials and collections relating to the history and culture of the Rio Grande Valley region of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico by searching or browsing:

Regular Hours of Operation*

Monday – Friday 8:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday By appointment only
Sunday Closed

*Note hours are subject to change without notice. Appointments are encouraged.