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Introducing: Browse Bookshelf, a virtual bookshelf

virtual bookshelf

The University Libraries catalog contains records for over a million items across the Albert B. Alkek Library, the Archives & Research Center, the Round Rock Campus Library, and the Schneider Music Library. A feature in the library catalog, known as Browse Bookshelf, can assist with searching and locating where items are located on the shelves. Browse Bookshelf locates items at Alkek, RRC, ARC, and the Music Library using a call number and displays them on a virtual shelf that shows all items surrounding that call number as if it were there. In some cases, these books are located at a different library, but they can easily be requested and delivered to any library location for pick up.

To find and access Browse Bookshelf, go to catalog.library.txstate.edu. Once on the page, locate the search bar and perform a search. Click on one of the results to go to the full record. Then click on Browse Bookshelf link on the right. The color legend to the right of the bookshelf shows how many times the item has been checked out. Browse Bookshelf is currently in beta and user feedback is highly appreciated. Check out this page for more information.

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