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Government Information

The Alkek Library Government Information is a selective depository with a variety of federal and state documents. Alkek's Government Information collection possesses approximately 1.4 million Federal and Texas documents, including a large collection of topographic maps. Government Documents are excellent primary resources for researchers. The documents collection is available to Texas State University researchers, as well as the local community, as guaranteed by public law (Title 44 United States Code).

Government documents are located in compact shelving in the southwest corner of the 4th floor. Government Information staff are located in the northwest corner of the 5th floor. For assistance, please visit us on the 5th floor, Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm or contact us via chat, email (, or by telephone (512-245-3686).

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Map Service


The Government Information unit provides printing of USGS Topographic Maps for Texas State University students, faculty, and staff. Map requests are filled within 24 hours. Assistance is also available for locating maps in hard copy. Several series of maps are housed in the collection.

An online map request form is now available.  For information about the map printing service, see the map printing policy.

GIS Services

New at the Alkek Library, we are offering assistance and training with Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  Our sixteen computers on the 5th floor of the library are loaded with ArcGIS, ERDAS Imagine, and other GIS software.  You can schedule an appointment with Nathaniel Dede-Bamfo, our new GIS Services Specialist.

Federal Depository Library Program