University Libraries Tour Guidelines

  • We look forward to having your group visit TXST University Libraries. We are committed to providing students of all ages with a unique experience by seeing and using state-of-the-art equipment. We also hope to offer visitors guidance on how to conduct themselves in an innovative space that will help them feel comfortable and informed and get the most out of your tour.

    For a successful visit, please review the following with your group before arrival:

    1. Discard food and open drink containers at the door.  Food and drinks can damage equipment and books. Water bottles with caps are permitted.
    2. Ask questions. We expect to pique your curiosity and interest. But if you require in-depth responses, ask a staff member during your visit.
    3. University Libraries are open to visitors; however, please understand that when inside the library, visitors should use soft inside voices. Texas State University is a teaching institution first and foremost. The use of electronic devices such as cell phones and loud audio devices (music, video) to project loud noise is prohibited inside buildings. Visitors may be asked to turn off devices at the library’s staff’s request.
    4. Visitors will conduct themselves courteously and respectfully toward each other, University students, employees, and University property. Inappropriate comments and gestures will not be tolerated. Gratuitous comments, jokes, questions, anecdotes, or remarks of a sexual nature will not be tolerated.
    5. Any person who engages in violence while on university-owned or controlled property, or while engaged in official University business, may be removed and/or barred from the premises pending the outcome of an investigation. University staff reserves the right to terminate visitor(s) access to campus in support of an environment free from violence, threats of violence, harassment, intimidation, and other disruptive behavior, whether by or towards its students, employees, visitors, or family members of its employees. Behavior prohibited under university policy includes, but is not limited to:
    •   Possession or use of any item as a weapon.
    •   Disorderly or disruptive conduct.
    •   Using abusive or threatening language, coercion, threats, or harassment.
    •   Actual or threatened physical violence. 
    1. Tours should be requested at least 72 hours in advance.  
    2. Groups can be anywhere from 1-25 people per Student Ambassador. We have up to six Student Ambassadors available for tours at one given time.
    3. We do not accommodate groups larger than 150.  
  • To ensure a successful tour, please understand that you must prepare for your visit – including organizing and paying for transportation, parking, meals, and additional activities you may need.

    A $10 bus permit will need to be purchased from Parking Services which is valid for the date of the visit. You may go to the Parking Services Office located at 202 Student Center Dr., San Marcos, TX 78666, between 8am-5pm Monday-Friday. Arrangements for loading and unloading are coordinated with Transportation Services.  All busses are typically directed to park at the P9 lot at the corner of Sessom and Charles Austin until such time as they have to return to pick up / load.

    Chaperones must provide adequate supervision. Make sure your group has one adult chaperone for every 10 students, especially for groups aged 10 or younger. Note that special arrangements are necessary for groups of more than 25.

    Please email if your group is larger than 25 at least 14 days in advance of the day you want to tour.

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