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Virtual Library Tour

Get a virtual overview of the Louis J. Blume Library, its services, collections, and resources.

Book Collection

book on bookshelves in the Louis J. Blume Library
Circulating Book (Monographs) Collection - nearly 100,000 print books, including Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations written by St. Mary's University graduate students. Our books are arranged by the Library of Congress Classification system.

Rattler ID for William Joseph Chaminade

Bring your St. Mary’s Rattler Card

  • Undergraduates – borrow up to 6 books for 2 weeks, with 1 renewal
  • Masters students – borrow up to 15 books for 4 weeks, with 1 renewal
  • PhD students – borrow up to 15 books for 4 weeks, with 1 renewal

Rattler Success Center (RSC)

Learning Assistance Center

Rattler Success Center (RSC) [formerly the Learning Assistance Center (LAC)]

Monday - Thursday: 8am - 10pm
Friday: 8am - 5pm

Academic Advising

Writing and Tutoring Center

Collaboration Studio

Learning Studio [formerly the Multimedia Instructional Center (MIC)]

Graduate Center for Excellence

students in the Graduate Center for Excellence
Federally funded from a Title V grant through the Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities For Hispanic Americans Program, the space includes collaborative learning stations with extensive access to technology designed exclusively for graduate student use. The Graduate Center for Excellence hosts programming to support graduate student success, including seminars to support research and writing for academic, professional and personal development. Access hours coincide with the Blume Library hours.

Special Collections

Special Collections sign

Special Collections contains rare books and manuscripts about Texas, Spanish borderlands, mathematics, and the university archives.
Call 210-436-3441

Special Collections Reading Area


Quiet Study Floor