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San Marcos, TX 78666

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Research, Instruction & Outreach

Research Assistance

The research librarians and assistants are here to help you with your research and academic needs. We offer several services and tools to make your research experience successful.

Ask A Librarian

Do you have library-related questions?
Get in touch with a librarian.


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The research librarians can come to your school, department, residence hall, computer lab, or anywhere else you need us to be to answer research questions.  Roving Research Assistance request.

Request Library Instruction

Alkek Library Instructional Services serve a variety of University programs, faculty, staff, and students at different levels of scholarship.

Based on availability of staff and spaces, we will do the best to accomodate your requests during busier times of the semester.

  • Please give at least one week notice
  • For class sections and small groups
  • Schedule a session in the library or have a librarian visit your classroom
  • Check Instruction Calendar for available dates
    • Requires Texas State NetID login for access


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Need Librarian Expertise in Your TRACS Site?

Faculty can work with librarians to enhance student research skills in TRACS-supported courses. Our course embedded librarian program allows faculty members to tap librarian expertise for specific courses in all subject disciplines. If you add the librarian who teaches your class as a Site Assistant they can add:

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The Research & Information desk is located on the 2nd floor. 

It's the big wooden desk in the center as you walk in.