Library Services

South Texas College Library Services is committed to providing a welcoming, learning-centered environment, rich in quality information resources and outstanding services to meet the research, instructional and learning needs of the South Texas College students, faculty, staff and community.

Locations & Services

South Texas College provides library services at the Mid-Valley Campus, Dr. Ramiro R. Casso Nursing and Allied Health Campus, Pecan Campus, Starr County Campus, Technology Campus, La Joya Teaching Center, Pharr Teaching Center, and via the library website (library.southtexascollege.edu).

Library services and resources include:

  •  Print and electronic books, magazines, journals, newspapers, video, and audio recordings
  •  Online Research/Subject guides and library tutorials
  •  Computer labs and printing services
  •  Librarians and library staff who provide assistance in person, by email, phone, or chat
  •  Group study rooms and computer workstations

Collections & Databases

South Texas College libraries hold over 142,000 cataloged items, including print and electronic books, video, and audio recordings. The Library subscribes to over 200 print serial publications (newspapers, magazines, and journals) and over 100 research databases. These databases provide electronic access to the contents of several thousand magazines, journals, newspapers, electronic books and other publications. Through Discovery Search, the Library's print and electronic collection can be searched through a single portal on the library website. The online databases are available on any computer on the College network, including all campus computer labs, faculty and staff computers, and can be accessed from off-campus with your South Texas College username and password.

Computer Labs & Printing Services

Computer access and printing is available at all library locations and the Open Computer Labs. Library Services and Open Lab computers are equipped to provide access to the Internet, to MS Office software, and to other specialized software packages. Wi-Fi and wireless printing are also available at the campus libraries and Open Computer Labs.

Campus to Campus Loan

Students, faculty, and staff on one campus may request items from another campus library be delivered to their campus.  Items usually arrive within two business days.

Interlibrary Loan & TexShare

South Texas College students, faculty and staff have access to the collections of several hundred academic and public libraries across the United States through interlibrary loan agreements via Amigos Library Services, TexShare, and OCLC. Materials can be borrowed directly from participating TexShare libraries with a current South Texas College ID card and a TexShare card available from South Texas College campus libraries.

Library Events & Art Gallery

Library Services hosts speakers, art exhibits, movies, and other events at each of our five campus libraries in an effort to engage our community and support the curriculum. Information about upcoming events can be found on the library website (library.southtexascollege.edu).