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Location and Hours

COVID-19 Update

The University Archives is open for research by appointment only.  To request a research appointment, or to ask questions about University History in general, please complete the Ask an Archivist form.

For those who would prefer to research remotely, we will continue to provide virtual assistance.  Please complete the Ask an Archivist form and let us know what you need.  We're here to help!

We are in the process of gathering personal stories and materials to document how the community is dealing with the pandemic.  If you'd like to contribute your experiences, check out our COVID-19 project site. 


When exiting the elevator bank on the 5th floor of the library, turn right.  The University Archives is the first (and only) office on the right. 

Driving directions and parking information

The University Archives is closed on holidays and during energy conservation days over the Christmas break.  See the University Libraries location and hours page for information about upcoming holidays and energy conservation days.

Because COVID-19 can cause changes across campus, be sure to check the University home page and the University Libraries home page for announcements. 

Mailing Address

University Archives
Alkek Library 580
601 University Drive
San Marcos, Texas 78666

Use this e-mail form to ask a question about University history, inquire about a potential donation, or ask other general questions.  This e-mail account is monitored by archives staff during regular business hours. 

Use this form to request an on-site research appointment.  Research appointments are required to allow time for retrieval of offsite materials, to reserve research space, and to allow staff to sanitize the space between researchers.  Walk-in assistance is dependent on staff and space availability, as researchers with appointments are given priority.

As a reminder, masks are required at all times while in the Alkek Library and in the University Archives.

Employees who have questions about Records Management at Texas State (including the records retention schedule, records disposition issues, or records management training) can use the Ask a Records Management Question form.