Third floor of JPL reopens with floor-to-ceiling windows


Riley Carroll

The renovated third floor features floor-to-ceiling panels that give students a view of the outside, similar to the second and fourth floors. The space also features a quiet zone.

Gauri Raje, News Editor

The third floor of the John Peace Library (JPL) opened for student use last week following an almost year-long construction project. The renovation involved the addition of floor-to-ceiling windows on the third floor of the JPL.

As previously reported by The Paisano, the renovation is a part of the larger “Heart of the Campus” project, which is a reimagining of the floor. Along with construction, books stored on the third floor are also under review as the project continues.

The project’s “kick-off” was first announced in August of last year when the JPL re-opened the second and fourth floors to students. However, the third floor remained closed as construction continued through the Spring 2022 semester.

UTSA Libraries announced the reopening via a post on their official Instagram, adding that students could find study spots next to the new windows installed on the north and south side of the third floor. This change in particular aimed to make the third floor a “brighter space” while providing students with outside views, much like the library’s second and fourth floors. 

More information about the project can be found at