This guide was developed to help you start researching your family history. Each of the tabs above have information about different types of library resources and services. There is also a link to my chatbox and email form for questions you may have.
First Floor (basement level):
Student lounge and open workstations, Room 100
Instructional Technology offices and classrooms — 512.245.2319
Library rooms 101 & 105/106
Second Floor (Main entrance/exit):
Circulation / Reserve Desk — 512.245.3681
Fax machine; Interlibrary Loan pick up; Pick up color printing; Lost & Found; Guard
Research & Information Desk — 512.245.2686
Computers; Printers; Popular Reading Collection; Open Theater; Café; Scanner; Copier
Associate Vice-President, University Librarian, Room 204 — 512.245.2133
Periodicals & Media Desk — 512.245.3894
Current and bound periodicals (1960-current); microfilm/microfiche; DVDs; Language Learning CDs;Models; Kits; Graphic Novels; Secured Collections; Juvenile Collection; TCMC K-12 Textbook Collection; Scholastic Guided Reading; Testing Collection; Reference Collection; Career and Business Collections
Research, Instruction & Outreach Department — 512.245.3893
University Copyright Office — 512.245.1090
Computer Lab and open workstations — 512.245.2106
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GIS Services — 512.245.3216
Government Information Desk — 512.245.3686
Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC) — 512.245.2515
Collaboration Center 480 a & b (reserve a room)
All books; older bounds periodicals dated 1959 and older — (books and periodicals shelved by call number)
5th floor (Quiet Study) — (A-J) & University Archives (UnivArchives@txstate.edu)
6th floor (Quiet Study) — (K-Q)
7th floor — (R-Z) & The Wittliff Collections — 512.245.2313
Library Hours — 512.245.2187
* Library Building Hours vary over interim, holidays, final exams, mini-session.
Service Point Hours also vary from Library Building Hours: Research & Information Desk, The Wittliff Collections, SLAC, Library Computer Lab, Government Information, Instructional Technologies, RRHEC Library, Schneider Music Library.
Photocopiers are located on floors 2 and 3. Copiers accept change only-15 cents per page
FREE scanner station available on Floors 2, 3, and 4 with the capability to save scanned material to a flash drive or send as a PDF email attachment.
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.
Use the Ask a Librarian service for questions about library resources, research assignments or other information. We offer chat and text, or you can email your question.
You may also make an online or face-to-face appointment with a subject librarian. Learn more about individual research consultations.
Request a TexShare card through this request form or sign up at the Circulation/Reserve Desk on the main floor.