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US 1100: University Seminar

Welcome to Texas State and the University Libraries

Welcome to Texas State! We're glad you chose the Bobcat Community, and the Libraries are here to help you succeed. Nobody is supposed to have all the answers right away. That's where the library can help. We are here for you and eager to assist. 

Whether you're a first-year student or just transferred to Texas State from another university, we understand that college can be a challenging new experience. 

If you came here to learn more about Alkek Library and our services, you are in the right place!

You may be familiar with your high school or public library, but now you have access to so much more.

Your University Libraries: 

  1. Support your coursework (like high school libraries), but they also support research, yours and your professor's. 
  2. Academic libraries like Alkek Library are open later and on weekends. Why? To help you focus on your academic work, rest and recharge, and collaborate with your classmates and friends.
    • Pro Tip: Check the Library website for the most up-to-date hours, i.e., emergency closures and similar.  
  3. Connect you with technology like Computer labs, Printing, Equipment for Check-Out, Workshops, and events to help you learn new technology and tech support---ITAC (IT Assistance Center).
  4. Do the hard work of finding quality academic information for you. Avoid stress finding the good stuff;  scholarly journals, patents, scientific data; the Library's got it! Both in print and online.
  5. Can help in person by visiting Ask Us Desk on Alkek Library's second-floor lobby and online via online chat, email, text, or by appointment

Need Help? Ask Us!

Reservable Group Study Rooms

Several collaboration rooms are available for students to use. Reserve them online.

The 2nd floor of Alkek Library has 4 rooms available for collaborative use. Inside are large tables with built in plugs so you may use your own device to plug in directly and display your work on the large monitor. Whiteboards are also available inside each room. If you are in need of additional markers and erasers, let us know at the Ask Alkek Desk or call 512.245.2686.

group study room

Different Types of Library Resources

Library Workshops

Computers and Tech Spots

Alkek Library

Albert B. Alkek Library is the most important information resource of the Texas State University community. The mission of the library is to help our patrons succeed by providing high quality library services and information in a variety of formats to support the university's teaching and research programs.

Learning Commons and Government Information service points have participated in stress relief activities during finals which has included free coloring pages, puzzles, games, and more.

List of Equipment for Checkout

  • Calculators:We have a limited number of the following available for a 4-hour loan:
    • TI-84 Plus
    • TI-36X Pro Scientific
    • TI BAII Plus Financial.

    Please note that calculators are in high demand during peak times, and they can get checked out quickly each day.

Tour the Alkek Library