If you haven't been to our library yet, we welcome you and hope you will come by for a visit. We have several ways to help you find your way around and help answer your questions. First, at the beginning of each semester, we offer short walking tours of the library. Just meet at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor as you enter the main lobby after checking the schedule. We also have various drop-in sessions on using RefWorks, an online resource for bibliographic management. These are held in our classroom 101, downstairs from the main lobby. Our schedule is updated periodically, so check back often for other classes.
You can also meet privately with a librarian regarding your research. We have an online form available for you to submit. A Reference Librarian will contact you to set a mutually agreeable day and time. Please allow several days for this appointment.
If you prefer to tour Alkek Library from the comfort of your home or dorm room, we have an online tutorial as well as still photos and mp3 audio tours for you to enjoy at your leisure.
And of course, you can visit in person at the Reference Desk, call us at 245-2686 or get online help at our Ask-A-Librarianl. Welcome to Texas State University - San Marcos and welcome to Alkek Library.