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Philosophy: Overview & How to Get Help

Basic subject guide for the study of Philosophy

Welcome

How this guide can help:

Welcome to the University Libraries research guide for Philosophy. Use this guide to find definitions, topic overviews, books, articles, and more that will help you with your research. 

If you don't find what you are looking for or need help navigating this guide or any of the resources it contains, don't hesitate to contact the author of this guide or Ask a Librarian.

Ask A Librarian

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.

Library Directory

Alkek One

Services: ITAC Help Desk, Print Shop
Spaces: DesignSpace, GeoSpace, Immersion Studio, MakerSpace, YouStar Studios: Video Recording, Audio Recording, Production, Open Computers (behind stairs)

Floor 2

Services: Ask Alkek Desk: 245-2686, Security Guard
Spaces: Open Computers, Printers, Media Corner, Open Theater, Reservable Collaboration Rooms
Offices: Associate Vice-President, University Librarian, Room 204: 245-2133, Administration Offices 204 & 209 

Floor 3

Services: Checkout Desk: 245-3681, Library Material Checkout, Reserve, Secured Collection, Laptops, Interlibrary Loan pick up, Lost & Found, Government Document Assistance 
Resources: Collections: DVDs, CDs, Equipment, Juvenile Collection, Current Periodicals, Popular Reading, Secured Collection, Language Learning CDs, Models, Kits, Microfilm, Graphic Novels, TCMC Collection (K-12 Textbooks), Government Documents, Games, Toys, Public Computers, Maps
Offices: Research, Instruction, & Outreach Office: 245-6311, askalibrarian@txstate.edu; University Copyright Office: 245-1090

Floor 4

Spaces: Library Instruction (440), Instruction Lab (452), Conference Halls A & B, Lounge with Vending Machines and Microwaves
Resources: Government Documents Collection (Check in at the 3rd floor desk for assistance.)
Offices: Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC) Room 411: 245-2515, Veterans Academic Success Center (VASC) Room 404: 245-6192 

Floor 5

Spaces: Quiet Study Areas, Nursing Mother's Room (536), individual and group study rooms 
Resources: A-J General Collection
Offices: University Archives: UnivArchives@txstate.edu

Floor 6

Spaces: Quiet Study Areas, Computer Lab: 245-2106, Group Study Rooms
Resources: K-Z General Collection

Floor 7

Spaces: Open Study Areas, Individual and group study rooms
Resources: The Wittliff Collections: 245-2313 (New galleries now open!)

Library Hours (Fall, Spring Semesters)

DAYS  HOURS 
MONDAY-THURSDAY 7 AM TO 1 AM
FRIDAY 7 AM TO 8 PM
SATURDAY 10 AM TO 6 PM
SUNDAY 10 AM TO 1 AM

Library Hours: 245-2187
Hours vary for interim, holidays, finals (library.txstate.edu/hours)
 

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