Albert B. Alkek Library

Digital Collections

Spring Lake

The University Archives presents an online exhibit titled The History of Spring Lake

The exhibit highlights selected materials from the archives at Texas State University to illustrate the history of Spring Lake, which is fondly remembered by many as the home of Aquarena Springs.

Your Voice

Rosario Davis

“International students can access a bounty of library resources to support their complex goals from language proficiency to advanced research. Alkek has been a strong partner since Texas State Intensive English (TSIE) opened in 1994.”
--Rosario Davis, Associate Director, Texas State Intensive English (TSIE)


Art & Architecture Archive

Features 25 of the foremost art and architecture magazines of the 20th century with cover to cover color access. Titles include Apollo, Art Monthly, Print, Architectural Review, and Graphis.

Acquired via a Faculty Online Resource Grant.


Research & Information

The Research & Information Desk is temporarily relocated between the grand staircase and the elevators due to remodeling on the main floor.

You will see friendly faces there ready to assist you with your research and information needs.

From The Wittliff Collections

Ansel Adams: A Southwest Legacy highlights twenty-one works from the master photographer and includes intimate close-ups of the landscape, portraits, and architectural views.

The exhibit includes prints that are drawn from the collection of Lynn and Tom Meredith of Austin, Texas.


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.



Library Hours Today

Alkek Library
11am - 6pm
All Hours

As a result of building infrastructure renovation, access to the 5th floor of the Alkek Library will not be available on Saturday, July 30. No access to any materials housed on the fifth floor will be available on this day. We apologize for this inconvenience.