Directions & Parking

University Libraries offices are located within the Alkek Library on the San Marcos campus:


  • Weekdays
    There are six campus visitor spots for library patrons located outside the guard booth across from the entrance to Jones Dining Hall at the end of Talbot St. (see map below).  [Note:  Students, faculty, and staff will be ticketed if they park in one of these spots.]
  • Weekends
    On weekends (between 6 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Sunday), the Alkek Garage is open to library visitors except for spaces where posted signs indicate otherwise. If the garage is full, additional parking is available in Woods Garage (see map).

Map showing location of six parking spaces.

Use Google Maps to get to the Alkek Garage.

As you approach the garage by car, see Parking Map and follow steps 8-10 below.

Turn By Turn Directions

  1. Take I-35 and take Exit 206 (Aquarena Springs / TX-82 Loop).
  2. Turn west on Aquarena Springs and follow for about one mile. You'll pass the stadium on your left. 
  3. At the light at Sessom Dr., continue on Aquarena Springs, which curves left and becomes University Dr.
  4. Follow the road as it curves to the right and continue on University Dr.
  5. At the light for N. Guadalupe St., turn right.
  6. At three-way stop, turn left onto Woods St.
  7. Take the first right onto Talbot St. and proceed one block to the stop sign.
  8. At the stop sign, turn right and proceed approximately 100 ft.
  9. Turn left to approach Alkek Garage and keep right of the guard booth.
  10. Do not enter the garage. As you approach the entrance gate, take a sharp left and look for parking spots marked "Alkek and Wittliff Guest Only." You may park in any of these 6 marked spots. 

Additional Information


Directions to other library facilities