Albert B. Alkek Library

Finals Study Break

Relax with therapy dogs!

Howdy folks! Kaxan, Divine Canine therapy dog, invites you to join us in the library for finals study relief. All are welcome.

When: May 3 & 4, Tuesday & Wednesday - 1-3 p.m.
Where: Alkek Instant Theater, main floor and SLAC, 4th floor (Wednesday only)


Lorissa Soto

Lorissa is being recognized as the Texas State University Student Worker of the Year for 2016!

She works at the Research & Information Desk contributing to the ”great vibe” of the desk. She creates a friendly environment and builds enthusiasm and commitment among co-workers.


Sources in U.S. History: The American Revolution

Documenting the revolution and war that created the United States of America, this collection examines the political, social, and intellectual upheaval of the age.


Leisure Reading and Reference

Looking for the Leisure Reading or Reference Collection? Both have moved to the 3rd floor while we remodel the 2nd floor. Reference will stay on 3 permanently.

Browse Leisure Reading for popular works and best sellers or Reference for fantastic subject encyclopedias.


Then & Now

The library has been digitizing archival photographs in the University Archives and reproduced two iconic views of Old Main.

A sliding bar on the page lets you compare past and present.

From The Wittliff Collections and Digital & Web Services:

Explore The Making of Severo Perez’s “…and the earth did not swallow him,” the acclaimed movie based on Tomás Rivera's novel.

Drawn from new interviews and Perez’s rich archive, you can follow the filmmaker’s journey to create a classic Chicano film.

Faculty Resource

Reading List Builder

Reading List Builder (RLB) provides an easy way to create and manage course reading lists right from within TRACS. RLB enables you to bring the world of quality databases, ebooks, and other digital resources from the library’s discovery system easily and directly into the online learning environment.

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