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Genealogy: Finding Books

Genealogy resources

InterLibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a Library lending service available to current TxState students and employees. ILL borrows items from other libraries that the Alkek Library does not own. Use ILLIAD, the online interlibrary loan request system, to order your ILL items.

It is free to use this service. Typical turnaround for a book is 1-2 weeks. If articles are found in electronic format, requests can be sent to you via email.

Contact & Pick-up Info: 512.245.4893 Items can be picked up at the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of the Library.

TexShare is also an option if you need a book from a library close by, like the San Marcos Public Library.

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.