Check Out Items

Item Check-Out

The ARC is an official checkout point for Texas State University Libraries materials.
Reading Room

Reading Room

The Reading Room is available to patrons to review materials and access technology.

Events and Tours

Tours are available on request.
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Building Features

Learn more about the unique spaces in the ARC.

Item Checkout from the ARC

Items housed at the ARC may be requested for checkout through the online Library Catalog. Materials can be requested for delivery to the Alkek Library or the Round Rock Campus Library. Materials from those libraries may also be requested for pickup from the ARC. Learn more about materials checkout

  • To avoid delays, please do not come to the ARC to pick up materials unless you have first put in a request through the Library Catalog. Items housed at this facility will have ARC in the catalog location description, and may require acclimation time before they can be viewed.

  • Most items requested for delivery to or from the Alkek Library will be available within one business day of the request submission. However, please allow for a 72-hour turnaround time due to acclimation requirements and staffing levels.

  • The majority of materials from the Special Collections and Archives are located at the ARC and may be designated for Room Use Only. Contact the Archives to request materials and schedule an appointment: Archives & Records Request Form

  • Special Collection items located at the ARC may be requested using the Request Delivery to Wittliff Reading Room button in the catalog. These items must be viewed in the Wittliff Reading Room on the seventh floor of the Alkek Library or through special arrangements for a research appointment made with The Wittliff staff.

Know Before You Go

Due to the unique nature of the ARC, there are restrictions on how and when material can be viewed by university patrons or the general public.

Advance Requests

Requesting material in advance (preferably 72 hours or more) is the best practice for anyone who wishes to visit the ARC. With advanced notification of your visit, ARC staff can retrieve all desired material and ensure it is acclimated and ready for viewing prior to your arrival.

Acclimation Periods

Many items require time to acclimate to room temperature to avoid being damaged. Some items may require 24 to 72 hours from the time they are retrieved to the time they can be viewed.

Collection Restrictions

Several of the collections housed at the ARC will need to be transferred to on-campus reading rooms before they can be viewed. Any items with these restrictions will show an indicator in the Library Catalog.

Minimum Staffing Levels

Material retrievals are suspended due to safety constraints any time staffing levels fall below the minimum for safe mechanical operation.