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Genealogy: Finding Books

Genealogy resources

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a free lending service available to current Texas State students and employees. ILL borrows items from other libraries that Alkek Library does not own such as journal articles, books, DVDs, CDs—anything you might need for your research.

Use the online Interlibrary Loan request system ILLiad to order your ILL items. Enter as much information as you know about the item you need, and the ILL staff will try to track it down.

Depending on the type of item you're requesting, turnaround times vary—to be safe, plan to wait a few business days for an article and at least a week for a book.

If you need help with making an ILL request or have questions about the process, call the ILL office at 512.245.4893.

Search for Books

Search Library Catalog to find books & other materials in the library or use the quick search below to begin  your search.

Place "quotes" around phrases.


The broadest term you can search is Genealogy. From there, you can narrow it down by location (county, state, country), ethnicity, time period, etc.