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Hours & Calendar

The Albert B. Alkek Library is open extensive hours during the academic year to meet the needs of faculty and students. Printable version of calendar:

2017-18 Alkek Library Calendar & Hours


During intersessions and on holidays, the Alkek Library may be closed or may observe shorter hours.
During interim periods between semesters and summer sessions, for Spring Break, and for University-designated Energy Conservation Days, the Alkek Library is generally open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and closed weekends. 
The Library is closed some holidays including Thanksgiving and the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Memorial Day. The University and Library are generally closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Hours vary on holidays that fall during the academic year when school is in session.

Library Hours including Interim:

Week Days Fall / Spring Summer Interim
Monday  7:00am - 3:00am  7:30am - 11:00pm 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday  7:00am - 3:00am  7:30am - 11:00pm 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday  7:00am - 3:00am  7:30am - 11:00pm 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday  7:00am - 1:00am  7:30am - 11:00pm 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday  7:00am - 8:00pm  7:30am - 5:00pm 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday  10:00am - 7:00pm  11:00am - 6:00pm Closed
Sunday   10:00am - 3:00am    1:00pm - 9:00pm Closed

Alkek Library Service Desk Hours

The Circulation/Reserve Desk on the 2nd Floor and the Periodicals/Media Desk on the 3rd Floor are staffed at all times the Alkek Library is open.
Some service desks within the Alkek Library may have shorter hours than the building hours. Hours for specific service desks are detailed below. 

Research & Information Desk (2nd Floor)

Week Days Fall / Spring Summer Interim
Monday  9:00am - 8:00pm  9:00am - 5:00pm On-Call
Tuesday  9:00am - 8:00pm  9:00am - 5:00pm On-Call
Wednesday  9:00am - 8:00pm  9:00am - 5:00pm On-Call
Thursday  9:00am - 8:00pm  9:00am - 5:00pm On-Call
Friday  9:00am - 8:00pm  9:00am - 5:00pm On-Call
Saturday  2:00pm - 6:00pm  2:00pm - 6:00pm Closed
Sunday  12:00pm - 7:00pm  1:00pm - 5:00pm Closed

The Government Information Desk (4th Floor)

Week Days Fall / Spring Summer Interim
Monday  9:00am - 6:00pm  9:00am - 5:00pm 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday  9:00am - 6:00pm  9:00am - 5:00pm 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday  9:00am - 6:00pm  9:00am - 5:00pm 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday  9:00am - 6:00pm  9:00am - 5:00pm 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday  9:00am - 6:00pm  9:00am - 5:00pm 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday  Closed  Closed Closed
Sunday  Closed  Closed Closed

Library Computer Lab (Alkek 452) & Service Desk (4th Floor)

The Alkek Library Computer Lab in Alkek 452 observes the same hours as the library’s hours of operation with two exceptions– the computer lab closes 15 minutes prior to closing time for the Alkek Library AND the lab remains closed until 10:30 a.m. on Friday for routine maintenance and updates.
The Computer Services service desk in the reception area on the 4th Floor is staffed at all times.

University Archives

University Archives is open by appointment Monday to Friday during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). To set up an appointment in advance or for research assistance, contact the University Archives staff via email (

Wittliff Collections (Special Collections)

The Wittliff Collections located on the 7th Floor observes specific hours for exhibitions and for researchers in addition to offering a wide variety of public programs. For information on the services, hours, and collections, visit their website.

Other Administrative Offices & Departments

Administrative and staff offices within the Alkek Library including the Office of the Associate Vice President for the University Library, Administrative Services, Research & Learning Services, and Technical Services (Cataloging & Metadata Services, Acquisitions, Collection Development) are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Other Libraries

Texas State has two other libraries that observe different hours.

Other Campus Departments

Two other campus departments are housed in the Alkek Library.
Instructional Technologies Support (ITS)
Instructional Technologies Support is located in the Alkek Library on the 1st Floor. For more information on their services and hours of operations, visit their website.
Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC)
The Student Learning Assistance Center is located in the Alkek Library on the 4th Floor. For more information on their services and hours of operations, visit their website.