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US 1100 Squirrel: Alkek 101

Alkek Library Features

1st Floor

Under Construction

2nd Floor (Main Floor)

Ask Alkek Desk--Get in-person help here. You can get help from a librarian via chat, email, in-person, by phone (512.245.2686) or by text (512.549.2032)

Computer Help Desk--and tons of computers!

Also: Collaboration Rooms available for reservation, and KIC Scanner and copier available.

3rd Floor

Checkout Desk is here.  Check out books from floors 5 & 6 here, along with reserve items, laptops, equipment, and items from the 3rd floor specialized collections.

Specialized Collections are here.  Media, Kits, Models, DVD, CD, Graphic Novels, Popular Reading, Zines, curriculum materials (TCMC), the Juvenile Collection, Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, and Microfilm/fiche.

Also: KIC Scanners available.

4th Floor


Library Instruction Rooms 440 & 452

Conference Halls A&B

5th & 6th Floors 

Books: Most of the books and other materials you can borrow from the library are on these floors.

Study Rooms: Individual and group study rooms are available on these floors.  Group study rooms are by reservation only.

The 5th & 6th floors are designated as the "quiet floors".

7th Floor

Wittliff Collections located here (and under construction).

Study Rooms: Individual study rooms and group study rooms are available on this floor.  Group study rooms are by reservation only.

Alkek Hours

Typical Alkek Hours:

Mon.-Wed: 7am-3am
Thurs: 7am-midnight
Fri: 7am-8pm
Sat: 10am-7pm
Sun: 10am-3am

ACTUAL HOURS  may change...
During finals and midterms, Alkek is open 24 hours.
Summer term has reduced hours.

Browse Journals

BrowZine™ @ Alkek Library!

A browsable newsstand of the library's top journals. Easily find, read, and monitor thousands of scholarly journals directly from your iPad. BrowZine is now available from your library.

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