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For Staff

Services For Staff

Student studyingAlkek Library offers a variety of services for staff, including:


Borrow and Renew: Staff can check out most library materials and renew online using My Account. If you are both staff and student, your student borrowing privileges apply.


Borrowing from Other Libraries

Interlibrary Loan (ILL): If we don’t have it, we’ll order what you need from another library. 

TexShare Card: Texshare cards allow you borrowing privileges when visiting participating libraries.


Research Assistance

Ask a Librarian: Chat, phone, email, or meet a librarian.

Research consultations: Make an appointment to talk one-on-one with a reference librarian.


Library Collections

DVD's, music, audio books, children's books and more! Watch a tutorial on how to search the library catalog for these and other collections.

Popular Reading collection: Check out our recent best-sellers and popular fiction/non-fiction on the 2nd floor.

Periodicals: Popular magazines and newspapers are on the 3rd floor.

Ordering: Want to suggest a new book or DVD for the library collection? 


Other Services

GIS Services (Geographic Information System)

Print a map: The Government Information unit provides printing of USGS topographic maps.

Reserve: Here’s how to submit reserve materials, including books and articles.

Nursing mothers: We provide a special space for you on the 7th floor of Alkek. Ask for the key and location at the Circulation Desk (2nd floor).



Computer Lab: PCs, Macs, and printers available on the 4th floor, as well as computers with digital editing software. Texas State ID required.

Scanning and Photocopying

A KIC walk-up scanner is located near the  Periodicals/Media Desk on the 3rd floor and also across from the Computer Lab on the 4th floor of Alkek Library. Scanning is free!

The scanner allows emailing or saving files to a USB drive. You can purchase a USB drive at the Circulation desk. Scans can be made in black and white, grey scale and in color. Documents can be saved in several formats (such as jpg, and pdf).  Ask for assistance at the service desk on the 3rd or 4th floor.


Photocopiers: Copy machines are located on floors 2 through 7. Most take either Bobcat Bucks or change (15 cents per page).

Microform copiers: Microfilm or fiche copiers are located only on the 3rd floor. These copiers take dimes only.

Change: Change can be made at the Circulation Desk.