Located in the library's underground parking garage at the end of Talbot Street (behind Jones Dining Hall). Faculty and staff can request a gate access card from the Office of Disability Services (ODS) located in the Student Center, Room 5-5.1 Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Additional parking is located outside the gate for students with valid a Texas State parking permit and visitors. There is a guard booth at the entrance of the garage from 7 am to 5 pm (Monday through Friday) if you need help locating a space.
A 4-tiered ramp is located on the south side (the side nearest to downtown) of the library. At the top of the ramp, the teaching theater of the Alkek Library will be on your right. Proceed forward around the teaching theater to the library breezeway. The automatic door is the last door on the right.
Another entrance is located on the east side of the library near Derrick Hall and is opened by an access card. Students, faculty and staff registered at ODS can request a card from the Library Administrative Services Office (room 204) Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm. Access cards are free of charge but replacement cards cost $7.
Go into the nearest stairwell and shut the door so that the stairwell remains fireproof.
Firefighters and police know to check these areas and will assist you out of the building.
Do not use the elevators.
Staff at the main floor information desk can direct you to books, journals, and other sources for your research.Retrieving Library Materials
|Books on floors 5-7||Circulation/Reserves Desk, Floor 2|
|Audiovisual, Periodicals & Reference Books||Service Desk, Floor 3|
|Government Documents||Government Documents Desk, Floor 5|
|Special Collections||Special Collections, Floor 7 - Monday through Friday 8-5pm|
Every effort is made to provide prompt assistance, but the library staff may require additional time during peak hours and on the weekends.
To retrieve a large number of items, please allow at least 24 hours turnaround time.
Book drops are located at the library entrance and in the library parking garage entrance off Talbot Street.Copying and Scanning
Copiers are located floors 2 and 3. Periodicals staff can copy microform materials and periodicals. The staff can usually accommodate requests within 24 hours. Pay for copies at the Circulation Desk on the second floor, or have the periodicals staff take the payment down for you.
The are also free scanners on floors 2 and 3. Ask at the service desk if you need assistance.HathiTrust Access for Patrons with Print Disabilities
Students, faculty and staff who have a print disability may be eligible to receive special lawful access to the entire HathiTrust collection, even those volumes restricted for general use. To verify your eligibility, please complete this form: Eligibility VerificationPurple VRS
Video Relay Services (VRS) provides Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals a means to communicate over video desktop and mobile devices with hearing individuals in real time using American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters.Reserve Area Equipment 4-Track Talking Book Cassette Player
Plays the specialized 4-track tapes from the Texas State Library's Talking Book program. The player can be checked out with a student ID and taken anywhere in the library.Computer Lab Equipment - Sixth Floor
Eliminates keyboard use by allowing user to enter text and control programs by voice. To use this system you must set up a voice file which may require several hours of training. Success of the voice recognition program varies among users.JAWS
Interactive computer program designed to make Windows and Windows-based applications accessible to the blind/visually impaired. The program provides screen magnification and speech synthesis for screen description, commands, creating, editing, and reading electronic documents.OpenBook
OpenBook converts printed documents or graphic-based text into an electronic text format using high-quality speech and the optical character recognition (OCR) technology.ZoomText
Enlarges and reads aloud everything on the computer screen
For more information about the equipment on the 6th floor, contact:
Eric Garza firstname.lastname@example.org or Floyd Stull email@example.com at 512-245-2106.
There is also an Assistive Technology Computer Lab in the Academic Services Building South - Room 201, phone number 512-245-8073.SLAC (Student Learning Assistance Center) - Fourth Floor
SLAC offers help to all students in a variety of areas such as reading, writing, history, math, science, and study skills. No appointment is necessary but services are not available during final exam weeks and interim periods.
For more information, contact:
Carol Dochen at 512-245-2515 or firstname.lastname@example.org.