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Calendar & Hours

The Albert B. Alkek Library is open extensive hours during the academic year to meet the needs of faculty and students. Spaces and service points in the building are open during all hours unless otherwise specified below.

 

Open until 1am
All Hours

Exceptions

During intersessions and on holidays, the Alkek Library may be closed or may observe shorter hours.

During interim periods between semesters and summer sessions, for Spring Break, and for University-designated Energy Conservation Days, the Alkek Library is generally open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and closed weekends. 

The Library is closed some holidays including Thanksgiving and the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Memorial Day. The University and Library are generally closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Hours vary on holidays that fall during the academic year when school is in session.

Library Hours Including Interim

Week Days Fall / Spring Summer Interim
Monday 7:00am - 1:00am 7:30am - 9:00pm 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 1:00am 7:30am - 9:00pm 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 1:00am 7:30am - 9:00pm 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 7:00am - 1:00am 7:30am - 9:00pm 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 8:00pm 7:30am - 5:00pm 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm 11:00am - 6:00pm  
Sunday 10:00am - 1:00am 1:00pm - 9:00pm Closed

Alkek Library Service Desk Hours

The Checkout Desk on the 3rd Floor is staffed at all times the Alkek Library is open. Some service desks within the Alkek Library may have shorter hours than the building hours. Service areas with different hours are detailed below. 

Ask Alkek Desk (2nd Floor - Main level)

Week Days Fall / Spring Summer Interim
Monday 9:00am - 8:00pm 9:00am - 5:00pm TBD
Tuesday 9:00am - 8:00pm 9:00am - 5:00pm TBD
Wednesday 9:00am - 8:00pm 9:00am - 5:00pm TBD
Thursday 9:00am - 8:00pm 9:00am - 5:00pm TBD
Friday 9:00am - 8:00pm 9:00am - 5:00pm TBD
Saturday 2:00pm - 6:00pm 2:00pm - 6:00pm Closed
Sunday 12:00pm - 7:00pm 1:00pm - 5:00pm Closed

Alkek One (1st Floor) Immersion Studio

Week Days Fall / Spring Summer Interim
Monday 8:00am - 11:00pm 9:00am - 5:00pm TBD
Tuesday 8:00am - 11:00pm 9:00am - 5:00pm TBD
Wednesday 8:00am - 11:00pm 9:00am - 5:00pm TBD
Thursday 8:00am - 11:00pm 9:00am - 5:00pm TBD
Friday 8:00am - 8:00pm 9:00am - 5:00pm TBD
Saturday 10:30am - 5:30pm 2:00pm - 6:00pm Closed
Sunday 10:30am - 11:00pm 1:00pm - 5:00pm Closed

Alkek One (1st Floor) MakerSpace

*Note: Some MakerSpace areas will close at 5:30 on Sundays and 4:30 on Mondays until further notice.

Week Days Fall / Spring Summer Interim
Monday 8:00am - 10:30pm 9:00am - 5:00pm TBD
Tuesday 8:00am - 10:30pm 9:00am - 5:00pm TBD
Wednesday 8:00am - 10:30pm 9:00am - 5:00pm TBD
Thursday 8:00am - 10:30pm 9:00am - 5:00pm TBD
Friday 8:00am - 7:30pm 9:00am - 5:00pm TBD
Saturday 10:30am - 5:30pm 2:00pm - 6:00pm Closed
Sunday 10:30am - 10:30pm 1:00pm - 5:00pm Closed

Alkek One (1st Floor) YouStar Studios

The YouStar Studio hours will vary due to cleaning before and after use. Please visit reservation.library.txstate.edu and navigate to the EMS reservation page for the desired studio to see available hours for use. Use of these studios is by reservation only.

Other Administrative Offices & Departments

Administrative and staff offices within the Alkek Library including the Office of the Associate Vice President and University Librarian, Administrative Services, Research & Learning Services, Cataloging & Metadata Services, Acquisitions, and Collection Development are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Other Campus Services

Other campus services are housed in the Alkek Library.

Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC)

The Student Learning Assistance Center is located in the Alkek Library on the 4th Floor. For more information on their services and hours of operations, visit their website.

IT Assistance Center

The ITAC Service Desk is located on the library's first floor and is open from 7:30 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday.

Starbucks

There is a Starbucks located on the main floor of the library (2nd). It is open from 7:30 am to 8 pm, Monday through Thursday; 7:30 to 5 pm, Friday; 10 am to 6 pm Saturday; and noon to 6 pm Sunday.