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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

Alkek Third Floor

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

Nuestra Latinidad: The Forgotten Americans in las Colonias on the Border 20 years Later


Now on exhibit on the 3rd floor is personal memorabilia belonging to Dr. T Jaime Chahin gathered during his work on the The las Colonias research project and subsequent filming of the documentary, The Forgotten Americans. Included in the exhibit is newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs of some of the subjects of the project, and other noteworthy archives.

This exhibit accompanies the upcoming Research Spotlight panel session, Nuestra Latinidad: The Forgotten Americans in las Colonias on the Border 20 years Later.

More information can be found on the Research Spotlight guide.

Juvenile Collection Exhibit

The Juvenile Exhibit showcases new children’s and young adult material for the Juvenile Collection. The Juvenile Collection supports the needs of student educators and the Education & English departments. Titles also support K-12 content areas as well as various award winners. Material is available for checkout to all Texas State University students, faculty, and staff.

See the permanent Juvenile Collection Exhibit near the Juvenile Collection on the 3rd floor.

Alkek Fourth Floor

Students Against Violence Display for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Image of hand representing a 17-year old assault survivor found in display

Listening and supporting students who have experienced sexual violence is the responsibility of our campus community. Students Against Violence (SAV) wants to help break the silence that contributes to the occurrence of sexual violence by creating a space for survivors. We invite survivors across our campus community to share the age they experienced violence and their relationship with the perpetrator to help bring awareness to the epidemic of sexual violence. This information along with messages survivors want to share will be displayed on 3D model hands on the 4th floor of Alkek Library throughout the month of April. All submissions will remain anonymous.

Our goal with asking the age and relationship with those who caused harm is to ignite a more honest and nuanced conversation about the realities of sexual violence.

Alkek Fifth Floor

Texas State Sports History

Image of University Archives exhibit on Texas State Sports History

Play ball! Or any other sport you’d like. Sports have been a part of Texas State’s history since the first basketball team graced the pages of the 1904 Pedagog. Stop by the 5th floor of Alkek Library to see some sports-related highlights from the University Archives. The exhibit covers sports from the early 1900s through the 1990s. Items displayed include photos, trophies, and equipment. See a jacket worn by a member of the 1960 championship basketball team and a helmet worn by a football player in the 1920s!

If you have any questions about any of the items on display, about the history of sports at Texas State, or suggestions for future exhibits, feel free to contact the University Archives:

Visit to see the University Archives’ online exhibits.

Puzzles, Mysteries and Hidden Messages

Image of Puzzles, Mysteries, and Hidden Messages Exhibit on Alkek 5th floor

Train your brain with an exhibit about puzzles, mysteries, and hidden messages. Get a mental workout with mazes and picture puzzles, logic and word puzzles, math, science, and chess puzzles, and more. Check out a selection of mystery-related books and DVDs. And after you've honed your puzzle skills, try to solve our armchair treasure hunt puzzle for the chance to win a prize!

This exhibit is on the 5th floor near the elevators and will be on display from November 2, 2020 - January 11, 2021. 

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!