FIVE BIG THINGS for the New Year at Alkek Library #1 Redesigned Website

The Alkek 2020 Vision is coming into focus and there are some BIG THINGS happening at the library to start the new year off in a wonderful fashion. BIG THING #1 is the launch of our website. Following on the heels of the Texas State University redesigned home page launch, University Libraries has published its redesigned website to better serve all library patrons. The new site brings together resources for Texas State library patrons including students, faculty, and staff at both the Round Rock and San Marcos campuses, as well as distance learning students and other remote library users.

Round Rock Campus Library expands to meet growing campus needs

Extensive renovations to the Round Rock Campus (RRC) Library were recently completed.  The expansion includes increased seating area allowing for approximately 20 more capacity and a new room for Quiet Study.  Now students can enjoy the benefits of uninterrupted study in carrels equipped with individual lighting. The library also added a new Information Desk which will serve as an intersection of all library services. This centralized service point is where patrons can receive assistance and perform circulation functions such as return materials, pick up requested items and check out items placed on reserve. Other changes include the relocation of the

Hathitrust membership makes copyright materials available for those with visual impairment

Do you have a print disability or work with someone who does who needs a resource not available at a Texas State University Library? Check HathiTrust! Texas State’s University Libraries can download full-text of HathiTrust works, even the works that are still in copyright, as an accommodation for a person with a print disability.   Designated library staff can download eligible titles from among the 10 million works that are still in copyright after verifying that the person requesting the work is eligible for an accommodation. If you have a disability, you can have a HathiTrust book downloaded by filling in the HathiTrust Eligibility Verification and Request Form or emailing