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BFA Seminar Acting & Musical Theater Students Research Guide: Home

This guide is for Laura Lane's and Kaitlin Hopkins' BFA students.

Important Library Services

The Research & Information desk is located on the 2nd floor, next to the Circulation/Reserves desk.

You can get research help, directions, and help locating materials in the  library's collections at the desk, or make an appointment with a Subject  Librarian for expert research assistance.

 You can call 512.245-2686, or text at 512.549.2032.

Request a Research Consultation

Hours for sessions are typically: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm.

  • When making a request, please allow at least 3 business days for scheduling purposes.
  • The subject librarian will email you to set up the appointment.
  • If you do not hear from a librarian in 3 business days, contact the Research & Information Desk Assistant at 512.245.2686.

NEED HELP SOONER? Use the Ask a Librarian chat or email services:

  • CHAT is answered immediately by the staff on call (M-F, 9am-8pm, Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 12pm-7pm).
  • EMAIL will be answered within 2 business days by the subject librarian.

 

Request a card online through this TexShare Card request form or sign up in person at the Checkout Desk. 

  • 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.
  • For questions about TexShare contact the Checkout Desk at 512.245.3681 or via email

Log in to ILLiad to make an Interlibrary Loan request


Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a Library borrowing service available to CURRENT Texas State students and employees. ILL borrows items from other libraries that the Alkek Library does not own.

Michelle Williams

Things to know:

  • It is free to use this service.
  • Typical turnaround for a
    book is 3-10 days.
  • Electronic items are quickest to arrive.
  • You'll get an email notification when your items are ready for pickup.
  • Electronic items are available for download in Illiad for 30 days.
  • Pick up print items at Alkek at the Circulation/Reserves Desk on the 2nd floor.
  • You must log in to Illiad at least 3 days before the due date to renew print items.

 

Please call 512.245.4893 or
email with additional

questions.

Browzine for Mobile Access to Theatre & Dance Journals!

General Information & Services

Check-out Information

NUMBER OF ITEMS ALLOWED: All Texas State University borrowers are allowed to check out a maximum of 100 items.

Within that limit only 4 audio/visual materials, such as DVDs and CDs, may be borrowed at any one time.


Undergraduate Students have a 28 day checkout period with 3 renewals allowed.

Graduate Students have a 6 month checkout period with 2 renewals.  .

Faculty have a 365 day checkout period with 2 renewals.


Renewals can be done online using or in person at the Circulation/Reserves Desk on the 2nd floor of Alkek Library. Call 512.245.3681 to renew by phone.


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There are two multiple technology rooms to accomodate groups of up to six students. In addition to a large conference like table, each room has acomputer and two large screen displays. One room (480A) has video conferencing equipment.

Reservations required.

About Alkek....

The Alkek Library Collection Includes:

  • More than 1.5 million printed volumes
  • 99,700+ electronic journals
  • 506,000 e-books
  • 500+ databases
  • Over a half-million microform & audio-visual materials