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Your Part

Here is what you can do to help.

Your University Libraries are here to support you with research assistance, interesting workshops, course guides, creative opportunities and so much more. We are want to maintain an environment where patrons feel safe and respected. Below are the ways you can help us do that.

Mask Up

Face coverings are strongly encouraged for all patrons to help prevent community spread.. 

Wash Up

There are restrooms on each floor of the library and we provide hand sanitizer dispensers near the elevators. We have refill station on the second floor so you can refill your personal supply of hand sanitizerr.

Spread Out

Don't join the crowd. When choosing a work space, please look for a floor with fewer people so that everyone can feel safe.

Report Concerns

Tell us if you feel unsafe.[Note: As a state university, we cannot require staff or patrons to wear masks at this time.] If you see unsafe behavior from library patrons or staff, please report it: 

  • Tell someone at a service desk
  • Call us at 512.245.2440 (Alkek) 512.716.4700 (RRC Library)
  • Text us at 512.960.1525 (Alkek)
  • Click on the Security Concerns button at the bottom of the library home page, fill out and submit the form

Plan Ahead

Schedule your visit during less busy time periods like early in the morning or in the early evening hours.

Print Smart

 Here are some ways you can stay safe and save time:

  • Print at home
  • Choose an alternate less busy Send&Print location. Check the list of Printing Station Locations on our web page to find where printers are located

Use Virtual Library Resources and Services especially if you are quarantining or don't feel safe coming to the library. You can:

  • Call the Ask Alkek Desk. We can help you wherever you are during our desk hours with general library questions. Call us at 512.245.2686.
  • Ask a Librarian. Click on the vertical button on the right side of the University Libraries home page: library.txstate.edu to submit a question and to chat online with a real librarian (no bots here) during chat hours: M-Th 9 am to 8 pm, Fri 9 am to 7 pm, Sat 11 am to 2 pm, Sun Noon to 5 pm. Submit a question by email after hours and a librarian will respond the next day.
  • Meet with a librarian virtually. Use our online form to request a research consultation with one of our librarians.
  • Use our eResources. Many of the library's materials are available online. Explore our eBooks and streaming media resources.
  • Be sure to check out our workshops page to find interesting online offerings.

Don't come to the library if you are not feeling well

Please be careful to monitor your health conditions and do not come to the library or anywhere else on campus if you are not feeling well. If you test positive for COVID-19 and are asymptomatic, you can spread the virus to others who may become ill. Please follow these steps recommended in the University Roadmap.