The seven-story Albert B. Alkek Library first opened its doors in May 1990 (photo below). Over the past two decades both the library and the university have grown significantly with a 73 percent increase in the library’s print collection and a 56 percent increase in Texas State enrollment. In addition, with an ever-increasing volume of resources now available digitally, the library is transitioning from an information storehouse to a place where information seekers turn for guidance.
Perry Dean Rogers has been hired to assist the university with a space planning study and cost estimate which will result in the recommendation for a long term library plan. The plan will look to incorporate learning spaces for study and research with significant attention to the integration of technology. There will be more to follow as we move forward with this exciting project.