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Texas State University

About Us

We are Texas State's research and information hub.

 

University Libraries provide key services and resources that fuel the success of research and innovation at Texas State University. University Libraries comprise three facilities and two prestigious collections that are continually evolving to meet the needs of the growing university and an ever-changing, technology-driven world.

Mission

The University Libraries advance the teaching and research mission of the University and support students, faculty, staff and the greater community by providing patronā€centered services, comprehensive and diverse collections, individual and collaborative learning environments, innovative technologies, and opportunities to learn, create and discover.

View our Strategic Plan (2017-2023).

View our Organizational Charts

Vision

  • Provide collections and services to enable national Research university status;
  • Promote free inquiry, critical thinking and the exchange of ideas;
  • Serve as the intellectual, social and technological center of the university community through the design of physical and virtual environments that incorporate innovative technologies and services;
  • Create a workplace that recruits and retains highly skilled and engaged staff.

Albert B. Alkek Library

Explore. Create. Discover.

The Albert B. Alkek Library is the architectural centerpiece and intellectual hub of the San Marcos campus. It offers library patrons the opportunity to explore, create and discover in an expansive, seven-story building that is packed with resources, technology and spaces for quiet or collaborative research and study.

exterior view of alkek library building
exterior view of the rrc avery building

Round Rock Campus Library

A wealth of resources, in a comfortable, convenient space

The Round Rock Campus Library supports the research and information needs of faculty and students on the growing Round Rock campus. It offers all the resources and services of a large academic library in its comfortable setting in the Avery Building. Professional librarians are on site to help guide research and assist with circulation of materials. A recent expansion includes the only dedicated quiet study space on the Round Rock campus.

Archives & Research Center

exterior view of the archives and research center

Keeping research cool

The Archives and Research Center (ARC) is a state-of-the-art library that will preserve decades of university treasures and library resources. It is open to the public and includes a reading room for researching and interacting with materials on site.The climate-controlled spaces are built for preservation in custom-designed spaces created for maintaining the university's treasures for decades to come.

The Wittliff Collections

interior view of current entrance to The Wittliff Collections

Instructing. Illuminating. Inspiring.

Committed to preserving the creative legacy of the Southwest to instruct and inspire future generations, The Wittliff Collections includes the Southwestern Writers Collection, the Southwestern and Mexican Photography Collection, and the Texas Music Collection. These three cultural pillars provide the keystone for discovery of our region's heritage through thousands of archival treasures.

University Archives

black and white postcard image of old main building

The key to the treasures of the past

University Archives help unlock stories of Texas State that connect its past to its present. The Archives preserve and make available original documents, photographs, yearbooks and  artifacts that help tell how the university has evolved from a small teacher's college to an emerging research university. Its materials reveal the legacy of the university and provide insight into the history of the Hays County region of Texas.