We are Texas State's research and information hub.
The Albert B. Alkek and Round Rock Campus Libraries
Explore. Create. Discover.
The Albert B. Alkek Library offers library patrons the opportunity to explore, create and discover in an expansive, seven-story building at the heart of the San Marcos campus that is packed with resources, technology and spaces for silent, quiet or collaborative research and study. Library staffers organize many workshops and activities throughout the year that support academic and research literacy and insight, offer opportunities for hands-on innovation and creation, and provide social and stress-relieving interplay. The Alkek is continuously evolving to add new features and technology that serve the campus and community.
The Round Rock Campus Library (RRC Library) supports the research and information needs of faculty and students at the growing Round Rock campus. Professional librarians are on site to help guide research and assist with circulation of materials. Materials from the Alkek Library can be delivered to the RRC so that the campus benefits from all the resources of a large university library in the intimate and comfortable environment of the RRC Library. The library is located in room 255 of the Avery Building and makes information resources, computers and printers available to the campus community.
The Archives and Research Center
Keeping Research Cool
The Archives and Research Center (ARC) is a state-of-the-art archive library that preserves decades of university treasures and library resources, collections and research materials. Its climate-controlled environment with cold temperatures and low humidity prolong the life of these unique assets keeping them available for exploration and discovery while supporting the growth of the Alkek Library and Texas State. The ARC is open to the public and has a circulation desk and reading room to allow students, faculty, staff and researchers to check out items to take with them or review and interact with the materials on site. Daily transportation of materials checked out from the ARC to the Alkek Library will make accessing the materials quick and easy so patrons on the San Marcos campus will not need to drive to STAR Park to retrieve desired items.
The Wittliff Collections
Instructing ● Illuminating ● Inspiring
Committed to preserving the creative legacy of the Southwest to instruct and inspire future generations, The Wittliff includes the Southwestern Writers Collection, the Southwestern and Mexican Photography Collection, and the Texas Music Collection. These three cultural pillars provide the keystone for discovery of our region’s heritage through thousands of archival treasures collected first-hand from such icons as Cormac McCarthy, Sandra Cisneros and Willie Nelson. Located on the seventh floor of the Alkek Library, The Wittliff features beautiful galleries, exhibition spaces, an archival research room and an event space. Faculty, students and campus visitors are encouraged to check out the museum-like space which also features a Lonesome Dove collection with original set pieces and costumes from the renowned miniseries.
The key to the treasures of the past
The University Archives helps unlock the stories of Texas State that connect its past to its present. University Archives preserves and makes available original documents, photographs, yearbooks and a variety of artifacts that help tell how the university has evolved from a small teacher’s college to an emerging research university. University Archives collects materials that reveal the legacy of the university and provides researchers with unique sources of information about Texas State and the surrounding community, including the most comprehensive collection of historical photographs related to the Hays County region of Texas.