Is the library open to the public?
The library has an Entrance Policy that may restrict some visitors from entering the library. Please read below.
Doherty Library Entrance Policy
UST and ELS students:
UST and ELS students must have either current UST ID or current ELS ID to be allowed access to the Doherty Library.
Visitors (not UST or ELS students) must present 2 forms of ID:
A government issued photo ID (State ID, Passport, or military ID)
and one of the following:
Current university alumni ID
Current photo ID’s from another university
Current TexShare card
Current Friends of the Doherty Library card
All ID's must meet the following criteria:
1. Current – this means they must have dates on them to prove that they are not expired
2. Valid – only the kinds of ID’s listed above are considered valid forms of ID for entry to the library
3. Photo – they must have a photo of the person presenting the ID.
Guest scholars (visiting professors, etc.) and school groups are welcome and should see the library Director, or librarian for more information.
Guest scholars will need a letter from a UST faculty member/administrator that asks us to grant access to a guest. The letter needs to state what the specific research will be and how long the guest needs to use the library. An e-mail is sufficient, but a letter is preferred.
Family members related to UST students can be admitted to the Doherty Library whenever they are accompanied by the UST student, faculty or staff member. For family members visiting the Doherty Library, a photo ID is recommended, although not required.