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Albert B. Alkek Library

Debate Watching Party

Listen Through the Rhetoric
Learn to watch a debate by listening through the rhetoric so you can make informed decisions about how to choose a candidate.

Diann McCabe, MFA presents a talk from the League of Women Voters - Hays Co., a non-partisan Voter Education organization. Register to vote in Hays County while you’re here, and stay to watch the debate live.

Step Up For State

September 21-22

Final data is still being compiled, but Alkek Library One Button Studio campaign raised over $16,500 from 136 donors. Thanks to everyone who helped us!

Digital Collections

The National Tour of Texas

This online exhibit features digitized photographs, postcards, notes, and an interactive map that follows Dick Reavis's 1987 journey across every highway in Texas for Texas Monthly magazine.

Your Voice

“I thought my generation had "graduated" from using libraries but I had no idea how many resources I would use at Alkek. It's not just books. It's the study spaces, computer labs decked out with Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office, and the staff there to help you find the magazine, textbook, or database you need.”

--Liann Shannon, Senior, Social Work, Journalism, & Art/Design, BGS.

Featured Staff

Dianna Morganti

Dianna is the new Math, Computer Science, and Computer Information Systems subject librarian in the Research, Instruction, and Outreach Department.

You can contact her here.


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.

From The Wittliff Collections


Southwestern Treasures from the Maverick Historian showcases an acclaimed collection recently donated to Texas State: vintage artifacts from Southwestern Indians and the Spanish colonial era, rare photographs from the 1800s, historic artwork, and much more.


Reserve Services

Find out if your textbook is on reserve at the library. Ask at the Circulation/Reserve Desk, ask a librarian on chat, or search the reserve tab from the library homepage. Most reserve books are available for a 2-hour checkout in the library.



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Conflict, Culture, and Creativity: Mon, August 1 - Fri, September 30
Conflict, Culture, and Creativity:
A Common Experience. Main, 2nd Floor Exhibit Cases
Presidential Debate 2016 Mon, September 26
Presidential Debate 2016
Listen through the rhetoric.
Location: Alkek Library New Media
Alkek Library Read Out Tue, September 27
Alkek Library Read Out
Sign up for 5 minute time slots