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Directions + Parking


  • Weekdays (Monday through Thursday) 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.:
    Limited free parking is available in the Alkek Garage located at the end of Talbot Street (see map). The parking attendant will guide you to a posted visitor spot.
  • Nights & Weekends:
    Evenings (Sunday through Thursday) after 6 p.m., visitors may park in one of the posted visitor spots closest to the Alkek Garage guard stand.
    On weekends (between 6 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Sunday), the Alkek Garage is open to library visitors except for spaces where posted signs indicate otherwise. If the garage is full, additional parking is available in Woods Garage (see map).

Driving Directions

  1. From I-35 take exit 205 (Bastrop/Luling) and proceed on the access road to the traffic light. Turn WEST on Hopkins toward downtown San Marcos.
  2. Go on Hopkins St. for about 1 mile, passing HEB and the San Marcos Public Library.
  3. After going through the lights at CM Allen Pkwy and Edward Gary St., turn right on LBJ Drive and go two blocks to the light at University Drive (there’s a Jack in the Box on your left). 
  4. Turn left at University Drive.
  5. Take your next right at the light at Guadalupe St.  Guadalupe will dead end into Woods St. Turn left on Woods.
  6. Take your next right onto Talbot St., which will go one block. 
  7. At the stop sign, turn right and stay to the right as you approach the Alkek parking garage.
  8. After you park, follow the signs and walk up the ramp to the Alkek Library. 

Additional Information

  • For further visitor parking information, see Texas State Parking Services page for Visitors & Guests.
  • University Parking Services
    If you have questions, University Parking Services are available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm at 512.245.2887.
  • Campus Map
    See the Texas State Campus Map for a detailed view of streets, garages, and buildings.
  • Road construction continues on campus and San Marcos roadways:
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