Alkek Library Exhibitions & Displays

There are exhibit and displays found throughout the library. Learn more about reservable display areas. Below is what is currently on display in Alkek.

Harry Styles display

Poster and books display

This exhibit supports the film festival sponsored by the departments of History and World Languages & Literature – Between Fame and Infamy: An International Film Festival on Celebrity. Display material highlights titles related to Harry Styles, celebrity & influencer culture, and gender & mass media. Much of the content is also tied to Dr. Louie Valencia's course, HONORS 3399Q Harry Styles and the Cult of Celebrity: Identity, the Internet, and European Pop Culture.

Alkek Third Floor

Earth Day

Glass case housing books about earth day

Check out this great collection of books related to various aspects of Earth Day which is celebrated on April 22, 2024!

Pride Display

Pride flag with books related to LBGTQ topics

The Pride Display showcases a variety of books and information about LGBTQ+ experiences, issues, and people. From children's books to graphic novels, fiction and non-fiction, the Teaching and Learning team has curated a wide range of books so that all students can find a book that suits them. If you have a pride-related book you want to recommend, feel free to fill out one of the student recommendation cards that are available, too. The display is accompanied by a giant woven ribbon progress pride flag behind it, created to welcome students into the library and to create a more inclusive and colorful space.

Juvenile Collection Exhibit

Book shelve displaying juvenile book collection


The Juvenile Exhibit showcases new children’s and young adult material for the Juvenile Collection. The Juvenile Collection supports the needs of student educators and the Education & English departments. Titles also support K-12 content areas as well as various award winners. Material is available for checkout to all Texas State University students, faculty, and staff.

See the permanent Juvenile Collection Exhibit near the Juvenile Collection on the 3rd floor.

Alkek Fourth Floor

Like the Back of My Hand

Case display of hands with words on them

This art display showcases 3D printed hands featuring anonymous submissions from TXST students of their experiences around sexual violence. Students Against Violence contributed this exhibition to help break the silence that contributes to rape culture by creating a space for survivors to share their stories. 

Alkek Fifth Floor

Texas State Sports History

Image of University Archives exhibit on Texas State Sports History

Play ball! Or any other sport you’d like. Sports have been a part of Texas State’s history since the first basketball team graced the pages of the 1904 Pedagog. Stop by the 5th floor of Alkek Library to see some sports-related highlights from the Special Collections and Archives. The exhibit covers sports from the early 1900s through the 1990s. Items displayed include photos, trophies, and equipment. See a jacket worn by a member of the 1960 championship basketball team and a helmet worn by a football player in the 1920s!

If you have any questions about any of the items on display, about the history of sports at Texas State, or suggestions for future exhibits, feel free to contact Special Collections and Archives.

Visit to see the Special Collections and Archives’ digital exhibits.

Alkek Seventh Floor

visitors leaving The Wittliff Collections

The Wittliff Collections

A museum-within-a-library, The Wittliff Collections’ seven exhibition galleries are free and open to the Texas State community and the general public.  Check out the current exhibitions!