Request a TexShare card through this request form or sign up at the Circulation/Reserve Desk on the main floor.
This Research Guide is intended to accompany the Library Workshop: Scholarly Research - Literary Topics
Workshop Description: Scholarly research in the literary disciplines; fiction, poetry, film, drama. Includes finding academic resources for literary theory, critical theory, biographical information, reviews, and other resources.
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.