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"Eureka!! The library is much more than black & white on pages. Students who research their fields not only improve their GPA, but craft skills for life. I invite you to stand on the shoulders of giants*. Take pride in your studies, take pride in who you are. Go Bobcats!"

Kory Kelly, Communication Studies Graduate Student & Graduate Instructional Assistant
*Bernard of Chartres, c. 12th century

Featured Resource

Pedagog

Texas State University’s student yearbook is now online. The yearbook digitization project, a joint initiative between the Alkek Library’s Digital and Web Services unit and the University Archives, greatly improves access to one of the University’s most important historical resources.

More issues added soon!

Introducing...


Mark Blair


"Hi, I’m Mark Blair, head of the Music Library since 2002. I have Master’s degrees in musicology and library science, and I’m a songwriter too.

The Music Library is located in the Music Building. I can assist you with your music research and discovery!"

Therapy Dogs


Woof Your Finals!


Ranger, Sasha, Dolly, Lucy and other Divine Canine therapy dogs will provide unconditional love and licks at Alkek.

When: May 6th 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. & May 7th 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Alkek Instant Theater, main floor & SLAC, fourth floor

Spaces

New! Coffee and Snacks!

You asked for coffee and it’s here! Buy Starbuck’s coffee and other drinks along with pastries and healthy snacks. Kiosk located behind the Research & Information desk on Alkek’s main floor.

Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. & Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed weekends, but the coffee shop will have extended hours during finals.

At the Wittliff:

HOMEGROWN: MUSIC POSTERS

Local poster artists in the late ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s visually evoked Austin’s sound and defined its culture as the city established itself as one of the most vital music scenes in the country. More than 140 vintage pieces on view. Meet several of the artists at the March 1 event!

Poster: Armadillo World Headquarters Grand Opening, 1970, © Jim Franklin

Digital Collections News

The University Library recently created a new unit to focus on digitization and electronic resources. The Digital & Web Services department is working with the University Archives and The Wittliff Collections to digitize materials for preservation and online access. Information about current projects can be found on the Digital Collections News blog.

Library Hours Today

Alkek Library
24 hours
Research & Information Desk
9am - 8pm
Government Information
9am - 8pm
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Events

Face of Texas ExhibitMon, January 12 - Fri, May 15
Face of Texas Exhibit
Portraits, Michael O'Brien - Stories, Elizabeth O'Brien
The Wittliff Collections, 7th Floor
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HOMEGROWN ExhibitMon, January 12 - Fri, July 3
HOMEGROWN Exhibit
Austin Music Posters, 1967 to 1982
The Wittliff Collections, 7th Floor
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