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Distance Education Services and Research Assistance: Finding Books

This guide will provide information about library services and research assistance for students in Texas State University classes at a distance

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:

Items can be delivered to you or picked up at the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of the Library.

Please call 512-245-4893 or 
 with additional 


Request a card online through this TexShare Card request form and it will be mailed to the address you provide or sign up in person at the Circulation Desk at Alkek Library. 

  • Texshare cards allow you borrowing privileges at many local libraries, including the following participating libraries.
  • All current students and employees are eligible.
  • Cards are valid for an entire semester.
  • Materials must be returned to the same library from which they were borrowed.
  • You are responsible for any charges for lost or damaged materials. 
  • Students that do not return items will have "holds" attached to their records that prevent you from registering for classes, obtaining transcripts or grades, etc.
  • For questions about TexShare contact the Circulation desk at 512-245-3681 or via email

Alkek Research Services