Albert B. Alkek Library is the most important information resource of the Texas State University community. The mission of the library is to help our patrons succeed by providing high quality library services and information in a variety of formats to support the university's teaching and research programs.
We are open to the public. There are computers for you to use in the library on the main (2nd floor) to access resources such as the library catalog, databases for finding articles, and the web. You can also bring your own laptop in and access the wifi, but databases are only available on library visitor computers.
For more information see the full About the Library page.
Alkek Library is also home to The Wittliff Collections which houses the Southwestern & Mexican Photography Collection as well as the Southwestern Writers Collection, both jewels of central Texas. For information see their Exhibitions & Events page. For information about visiting The Wittliff Collections see their Visit page.
Visitors may borrow books from Alkek Library through the TexShare Library Card Program. Ask your local library for a TexShare card to get started. Another option is to pay a $25 per year fee at the circulation desk for borrowing privileges.
Albert B. Alkek Library on the campus of Texas State University-San Marcos. is located between Austin and San Antonio along the IH 35 corridor.
For information about borrowing or renewing library materials and library fines contact Circulation at 512.245.3681 or see Circulation Services
Get research assistance, schedule an appointment with a librarian and more.
Please see the Contact Us page for more information.