Albert B. Alkek Library

Alkek Library
Telephone: 512-245-2686 Fax: 512-245-0392

The Alkek Library contains more than 1.4 million print materials, including books, documents, theses/dissertations, and other resources. The library provides access to 870,000 ebooks, 600+ databases, more than 200,000 audiovisual materials, and more than 700,000 microform materials.

Special holdings of the Library include the Wittliff Collections (comprised of the Southwestern Writers Collection and the Southwestern and Mexican Photography Collection,) and the University Archives. The Library is also a selective depository for federal government documents. As a member of the Texas Digital Library, the Library’s Digital Collections ( provide access to unique Texas State collections, including scholarship authored by university faculty, students, and staff and selected materials from the Wittliff Collections and the University Archives.

The Library's online catalog ( provides information on the Library’s holdings. Wireless access to the university network is available within the Library. Laptop computers may be checked out for building use. The Learning Commons provides workstations, laser printers, scanners, video conferencing and video-editing equipment, presentation and Geographic Information Ssystems technology support, an Open Theater workshop space, and adaptive equipment for individuals with disabilities.

The Library maintains cooperative borrowing agreements with other libraries in the region. Through TexShare, a statewide resource sharing program, students and faculty may borrow materials held by most public and private university libraries in the state. Materials may be transferred, by request, to the Texas State University Library in Round Rock.