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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


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!


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!"


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.

Closed during interim but will re-open for summer sessions.

At the Wittliff:


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.

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HOMEGROWN ExhibitMon, January 12 - Fri, July 3
Austin Music Posters, 1967 to 1982
The Wittliff Collections, 7th Floor
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Metaphoric Still Life, Art, and BooksWed, May 6 - Mon, June 15
Metaphoric Still Life, Art, and Books
Art students' handmade accordion books with still life and books from our collection, 1st Floor
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What's Your Favorite Book?Mon, May 11 - Sun, June 14
What's Your Favorite Book?
See your answers in the exhibit on the 2nd Floor!
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