Checking Out Items

Texas State University students, faculty, and staff can check out items available at RRC Library. 

Requesting Items from Alkek Library, the Archives and Research Center (ARC) or the Music Library

Items in the library catalog that can be requested, have a blue Request/Hold button at the top right side of the catalog entry. When you click on that button, you will be requested to supply your NetID/password. Once you hit submit from that screen, you will land on a Request Verification screen that will prompt you to select a pickup location. 

Return your checked out items to RRC Library, Alkek Library, the ARC, or Music LibraryException: Alkek Library reserve items must be returned to the Alkek Reserves Desk. This service is available for students, faculty, and staff with active NetIDs to save time traveling between Round Rock and San Marcos campuses for library items.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Use ILL to request items not owned by University Libraries. Designate Round Rock for the Delivery Location in ILLiad, the online ILL request system, to pick up items at RRC Library.

Proxy Borrowers

Faculty can complete the Proxy Form to designate proxy borrowers such as student employees to be authorized to check out items for a semester. Items will be checked out to the faculty's account, not the proxy's.

Research & Instruction


RRC Librarians and staff are available to assist university students, faculty, and staff in person, online or via telephone (512.716.4700). Multiple workstations dedicated to accessing research related resources and services are available in addition to many other resources offered at this location.


RRC Librarians are available to work with RRC classes and can assist faculty in developing information literacy or other related assignments. Faculty are advised to schedule library instruction sessions well in advance. To schedule a class either send an e-mail to or use the University Libraries' Library Instruction request form.

Meet the Round Rock Campus Librarians here.

Ask Us! @Round Rock Campus Library

Use the button below to discuss your questions with staff at the Round Rock Campus Library.

Alkek Library Research Assistance

You can also obtain assistance through chat, email, text or phone from librarians at Ask Us! @Alkek Library on the San Marcos campus. 

Call the Ask Us! @Alkek Library service at 512.245.2686 or 52686 if dialing direct from RRC phones.


Reserves Details

University Libraries' resources and personal copies of material can be placed on Reserves in the RRC Library, Avery 255, for use by students. Items may be a book, video, sample exam, or an article. Typical loan periods are 2 hours.

Please contact Alan Matthews ( for additional information.

For Faculty: Digitized Course Material

Digitized course material can be added in Canvas by faculty.

ITAC (512-245-4822 or can provide assistance for faculty who need help uploading course content.

The Library‚Äôs Copyright Officer, Stephanie Towery, MLIS/JD (512-245-1090 or, is available to assist faculty with any copyright questions that may arise as a result of digitization of materials.

Please feel free to contact staff at the RRC Library on the Ask a Librarian@RRC page for further assistance.

Library Guides and Tutorials

These guides and tutorials can help you with your research and preparing bibliographies.

TexShare Card

A free TexShare Card is available to all current students, faculty, and staff. A card holder can borrow materials from other libraries who honor the TexShare Card.

Faculty Services

Find additional services for Texas State University faculty through Alkek Library Faculty Services.