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"Every time I go into the library, the first place I run to is a group study room. Being able to have a place where you can work together to solve design problems is really important in the interior design field. I know the library will always be here for me to work with no interruptions."

Megan Hutson, Sophomore, Interior Design

Celebrate Banned Books Week!

September 21st-27th

Come to the Alkek Library Read-Out on September 25th from 9.30-4.30 to read a selection from your favorite banned books or submit a Virtual Read-Out video.

For more information about all of our Banned Books Week events and to sign up for a reading slot, read more here.


WHEN: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
TIME: 11:00 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.
WHERE: Wittliff Gallery

Please join us for a special event supporting the Texas State Strategic Research Initiative, raising the national visibility of Texas State faculty through research activities and recognition. More information here

Featured Resource

Defining Gender

This resource captures the study and analysis of gender, leisure and consumer culture.

The collection of original source material from British and European archives will enrich the teaching and research experience of those studying history, literature, sociology, education and cultural studies from a gendered perspective.

At the Wittliff:


Photographs recently acquired from 42 internationally acclaimed and emerging artists showcase the variety of imagery and print processes being added to the Wittliff Collections’ dynamically growing holdings. Admission to all Wittliff exhibitions and events is free. Read more...

Image: Conversations with a Coyote, © 2013, Keith Carter


Ray Uzwyshyn

"My staff in Collections and Digital Services enables the Acquisitions, Cataloging/Metadata and Digital Information Systems for our university libraries. We work with both physical items and TxState’s burgeoning library digital resources. Currently, an exciting new initiative enables Faculty Digitization possibilities for our academic research community. "

Spaces & Collections

Digital Preservation

The Alkek Library has created a new digitization lab with state-of-the-art high resolution digital photography equipment.

Library staff are digitizing historic and primary source materials to make available online and to ensure their preservation for future generations.


Steven L. Davis

Wittliff Collections' Southwestern Writers Collection Curator, Steven L. Davis, and Wittliff Archives donor Bill Minutaglio recently won the 2014 PEN Award for Research Nonfiction for their critically acclaimed Dallas 1963. The PEN award honors the best writing in the western United States. Their book won the Research Nonfiction Award.

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12pm - 7pm
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3pm - 7pm
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