Checking Out Items

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

Requesting Items from Alkek, 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 or Alkek, the ARC or Music Library if convenient. Exception: 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 Library assistants are available to assist students, faculty and staff in person, online or over the phone, 512.716.4700. Multiple workstations dedicated to accessing research related resources and services are available, as well as a reference collection in print. 


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. Contact Lynn Bostwick or Wendy Thompson to schedule a class or submit a request form.

Meet the Round Rock Campus Librarians here.

Ask a Round Rock Campus Librarian

Discuss your questions with staff at the Round Rock Campus Library.

Alkek Research Assistance

You can also get assistance through chat, email, text or phone from librarians at Alkek Library on the San Marcos Campus. 

The Ask Alkek Desk 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 is made available via Canvas.

ITS Learning Applications Solutions staff (512-245-5566 or will provide customized sessions to assist faculty who need assistance uploading new 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.