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Dog Therapy is Back!

WHEN: December 7 and 8
TIME: 1pm - 3pm
WHERE: Instant Theater
Main Floor/2nd and
SLAC, 4th Floor

Ranger and other furry friends from Divine Canines return to Alkek during finals week. Take a study break and love a therapy dog. Come and get your woof on.

Your Voice

“We love the librarians!"

Research Methods in Biological Anthropology Graduate Class, taught by Dr. Beth Erhart, Anthropology Department Chair and her Graduate Student TAs for Intro to Biological Anthropology.

From left to right: Audrey Schaefer, Justin Demere, skeleton, Krystle Lewis, Dr. Erhart, and Jessica Galea


Kathy Whetstone

Kathy assists over 85 library staff and 85 student employees with HR questions and processes including hires, separations, & wage allocation. In addition to HR work, Kathy assists the Facilities Assistants with building needs and facilities student worker management. She was also recognized for the Employee Excellence Award (her second) earlier this year.

At the Wittliff:

Highlights from the Sandra Cisneros Archive

The Wittliff celebrates its major new acquisition -- the archive of internationally acclaimed author Sandra Cisneros -- with a lobby display highlighting some of the treasures in the Cisneros papers.

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Sandra Cisneros © Alan Goldfarb


GIS Services

Guidance to students, faculty and staff regarding Geographic Information Systems and other geospatial needs (eg. finding spatial data sets, analysis, map making etc.). Request an individual consultation or attend a workshop with the GIS Services Specialist, Nathaniel Dede-Bamfo.

Visit our webpage for more information.



SciFinder has the world’s largest collection of chemical substances, reactions and references from both journals and patents. A global network of scientists update content daily to ensure you have access to the most timely and accurate information available.

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Alkek Comm Lab

Work with trained staff to improve your presentation delivery. Open to ALL majors.

How? Make an appointment

Where? 4th Floor 480A

When? 9 am - 12 pm in 30 min. time slots.

Make your reservation now!

Library Hours Today

Alkek Library
8am - 5pm
Research & Info Desk
9am - 5pm
Ask a Librarian
9am - 5pm
Government Information
9am - 5pm
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Monday, November 23rd through Wednesday, November 25th, the crew working on Alkek’s infrastructure renovation will begin framing walls for electrical and data rooms on each floor of the library. This will be loud, especially if you are nearby. If you find that noise this noise disturbs you, we encourage you to relocate to a different floor. Additionally, earplugs are available at the Research & Information Desk on the 2nd floor.