The Archives and Research Center (ARC) is a state-of-the-art library that will preserve decades of university treasures and library resources including materials from the Albert B. Alkek Library, the University Archives and The Wittliff Collections. The ARC, located on the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Park campus in San Marcos, is the third library facility operated by the University Libraries joining the prominent Alkek Library and the Round Rock Campus Library. Its climate-controlled environment with cold temperatures and low humidity will prolong the life of university assets keeping them available for exploration and discovery, while supporting the growth of the Alkek Library and Texas State.
The facility is open to the public and includes a reading room to allow students, faculty, staff and researchers to review and interact with materials on site. Daily transportation of materials checked out from the ARC to the Alkek Library will make accessing materials quick and easy so patrons on the San Marcos campus will not need to drive to STAR Park to retrieve desired items.