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Faculty Library Guide: Home

This guide provides a comprehensive overview of library services, collections, and facilities for faculty at Texas State University-San Marcos.

Alkek Library Hours

The Albert B. Alkek Library is open extensive hours during the academic year to meet the needs of students, faculty and staff.

 Library Calendar and Hours

During interims, the Alkek Library is generally open 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.  The Library is closed some holidays.


Welcome to the University Library.  This online guide provides information about library services, collections, and facilitiesfor faculty.  Library staff at the Albert B. Alkek Library and Round Rock Campus Library support your  research, scholarship and creative activities and partner with you in encouraging and teaching students to effectively use information resources.  Please contact me or Margaret Vaverek, Faculty Outreach Librarian, for additional information, assistance or feedback about the Library’s collections and services.

Joan Heath
Associate Vice President
University Library


24/7 Access

Did you know that you have 24/7 access to the Texas State Library from anywhere?  That's right, whether you are on campus, at home, at another university, or conducting research in the field anywhere in the world, you can access the Texas State Library resources anywhere that you have Internet access.


24/7 access simply by

visiting the library website!


The Library’s online catalog and electronic resources, such as databases, ebooks, and ejournals, are accessible from any workstation connected to Internet.  If you are prompted for a user name and password, simply enter your NetID and password to access to these valuable research resources.