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Alkek Library Exhibitions & Displays

There are exhibit and displays found throughout the library. Learn more about reservable display areas in the library.

Below is what is currently on display in the library.

Alkek Second Floor

2nd floor display cases with exhibit items inside

Protest for Change

June 1 β€“ September 30, 2020

The purpose of the display is to support the mission of diversity and inclusion, which are part of the mission statements of the university, university libraries, Office of Equity and Inclusion and Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion (SDI).  In light of President Trauth's email addressing the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, now is the time to provide materials that support education about systemic racism and its impact on the lives of BIPOC in the United States, within Texas and here within our Bobcat family. 


The Protest for Change research guide is for a Library collection display of books, DVDS, databases, virtual and streaming resources on the topic of riots & protests confronting racial inequality experienced by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) in the United States.   


This exhibit is located on a silver cart by the entrance on the main (2nd) floor of the library. 

October is Archives Month

October 1 β€“ October 31, 2020

October is Archives Month, a chance for archivists across the country to showcase their collection and raise awareness of the importance of archives. It’s an opportunity to educate the public on using archives as a research resource. Texas State University has its own archives – the University Archives, which focuses its collecting on three main areas of interest: Texas State University history, local history, and water resources.

The University Archives has two locations to serve researches. The main office and reading room is located on the fifth floor of the Alkek Library and the secondary reading room and workspace are at the Archives and Research Center (ARC), located at 250 E. McCarty in San Marcos.

Check out our exhibit on the second floor of the Alkek Library to see some highlights from the collection. Please visit our website at to make a research appointment, explore our collection, or ask an archivist a question!

Alkek Third Floor

David Bowie issue Warship Zine


zine - derived from magazine - is an independently- or self-published booklet, often created by a single person. The Alkek Library has a great selection of zines. And find more information about where to find and how to make zines on the Zines Research Guide.

This display is located in front of the Checkout Desk between the elevators and the grand staircase.

Art & Protest Exhibit

an image of the Art & Protest Exhibit in glass display case on 3rd floor



Check out the Art & Protest Exhibit with books about art and protest, art and social action, art and politics, and art and social justice.

The exhibit is located in the glass case by the elevators on the third floor.

There is also a cart with more books related to art and protest that are available to be browsed and checked out. 

Alkek Fourth Floor

Alkek Sixth Floor

Latina/o and African American Material Exhibit 6th Floor

African-American Materials Exhibit

6th Floor 

This exhibit includes materials that support the new African-American Studies program. Read more about the African-American Studies program and library resources available related to it on the African-American Studies Research Guide.


Latina/o Materials Exhibit

6th Floor

This exhibit includes materials that support the Latina/o Studies minor. See more library resources available related to it on the Latina/o Studies Research Guide.

Alkek Seventh Floor

The Wittliff Collections. Now Open to Texas State students, faculty and staff. General public visitors by appointment only. Check out the current exhibitions!