About Us

We are Texas State's research and information hub.

Learn more about What We Do!

University Libraries provide key services and resources that fuel the success of research and innovation at Texas State University. University Libraries comprise three facilities and two prestigious collections that are continually evolving to meet the needs of the growing university and an ever-changing, technology-driven world.


University Libraries advance the mission of Texas State University through enrichment of teaching, learning, and the research lifecycle. We empower our communities to learn, create, and discover with our learner-centered services and spaces, access to scholarly resources, unique collections, staff expertise, multi-literacy instruction, and digital scholarship initiatives.

View our Strategic Plan (2023-2029).



Eliminate barriers to access by collaborating for open scholarship and sustainable solutions.

Albert B. Alkek Library

Explore. Create. Discover.

The Albert B. Alkek Library is the architectural centerpiece and intellectual hub of the San Marcos campus. It offers library patrons the opportunity to explore, create and discover in an expansive, seven-story building that is packed with resources, technology and spaces for quiet or collaborative research and study.

Round Rock Campus Library

A wealth of resources, in a comfortable, convenient space

The Round Rock Campus Library supports the research and information needs of faculty and students on the growing Round Rock campus. It offers all the resources and services of a large academic library in its comfortable setting in the Avery Building. Professional librarians are on site to help guide research and assist with circulation of materials. A recent expansion includes the only dedicated quiet study space on the Round Rock campus.

Archives & Research Center

Keeping research cool

The Archives and Research Center (ARC) is a state-of-the-art library that will preserve decades of university treasures and library resources. It is open to the public and includes a reading room for researching and interacting with materials on site. The climate-controlled spaces are built for preservation in custom-designed spaces created for maintaining the university's treasures for decades to come.

The Wittliff Collections

Instructing. Illuminating. Inspiring.

Committed to preserving the creative legacy of the Southwest to instruct and inspire future generations, The Wittliff Collections 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.

Special Collections and Archives

Explore the Archives Collections

The Special Collections and Archives are home to a vast array of history, encompassing over 2300 linear feet of diverse materials. The archives offer opportunities for original research across every discipline. Archival collections include a variety of subject disciplines, a sampling of which includes water preservation, transportation, geography, and local San Marcos history, as well as university records and archives.