Library uses high-tech tool to sanitize materials for checkout

The Alkek Library staff is using a variety of tactics to keep library patrons and staff safe as they provide services and resources this fall. In order to continue to make books, research materials and equipment available for checkout, these returned items are quarantined and then sanitized before they are returned to circulation. Library staff are using this technology in areas where items are checked out for temporary use including the Checkout Desk and the Alkek One technology centers. To preserve library materials, ultra-violet (UV) lights are used to sanitize the materials using AC and USB UV Clean and Charge

October 5th is deadline to register for November election! Are you registered?

This is a major election year, and the University Libraries want to empower you with knowledge on registering to vote. You must be registered by October 5, 2020 in order to participate in the November Presidential Election.  Are you already registered? Check here to find out if you’re already registered, and where: https://teamrv-mvp.sos.texas.gov/MVP/mvp.do If you are already registered, confirm that it is in the county of your current residence. San Marcos is in Hays County, and Round Rock is in Williamson. If you live in the surrounding areas, you might be in another county. If you are not registered in the

Alkek One makes new and emerging technology available to Texas State community

What is Alkek One? Alkek One is a hub of technology-focused spaces located on the first floor of the Alkek Library at Texas State University. Our spaces feature a variety of technology that centers on maker culture, immersive reality, time-based media, geographic information systems, and digital design. At the core of Alkek One is a micro-credentialing program, which fosters the connection between the physical spaces and the foundational concepts and skills that enable students to innovate using the technologies and tools available in those spaces. For the Fall 2020 semester, we are offering a series of online workshops that will