Albert B. Alkek Library

Albert B. Alkek Library



 (512) 245.2686

 (512) 245.0392

 601 University Drive , San Marcos , Texas 78666

Albert B. Alkek Library is the most important information resource of the Texas State University community. Themission of the library is to help our patrons succeed by providing high quality library services and information in a variety of formats to support the university’s teaching and research programs. Responsible for the operations of the library is Joan Heath, Associate Vice President, University Library. Contact her at (512) 245-2133 or JH06@txstate.eduwith any concerns or comments.

The Alkek Library Collection Includes:

  • More than 1.5 million printed volumes
  • 99,700+ electronic journals
  • 506,000 e-books
  • 430+ databases
  • Over a half-million microform & audio-visual materials

Alkek Library is a selective depository for U.S. and Texas government documents by receiving 60% of federal publications and a wide variety of state publications.

Special holdings of the library include The Wittliff Collections (the Southwestern Writers Collection and the Southwestern & Mexican Photography Collection), home to the major papers of such notable authors as Cormac McCarthy and Sam Shepard, the King of the Hill archives, the Lonesome Dove miniseries collection, and the largest repository of modern and contemporary Mexican photography in the U.S.

The library also holds the University Archives, and the textbooks and curriculum materials approved by the Texas Education Agency for grades K-12. A new addition to the library is eCommons@TxState an institutional repository, or digital collection, of the intellectual output of Texas State University.

Location Info

Albert B. Alkek Library

601 University Drive

San Marcos , Texas 78666