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Texas State University Archives and Research Center

Texas State University Archives and Research Center
Texas State University Archives and Research Center

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Texas State University Archives and Research Center
Affiliated Library
Texas State University
Texas State University
DescriptionThe Archives and Research Center (ARC) is a state-of-the-art library that will preserve decades of university treasures and library resources including materials from the Albert B. Alkek Library, the University Archives and The Wittliff Collections. The ARC, located on the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Park campus in San Marcos, is the third library facility operated by the University Libraries joining the prominent Alkek Library and the Round Rock Campus Library. Its climate-controlled environment with cold temperatures and low humidity will prolong the life university assets keeping them available for exploration and discovery, while supporting the growth of the Alkek Library and Texas State. The facility is open to the public and includes a reading room to allow students, faculty, staff and researchers to review and interact with materials on site. Daily transportation of materials checked out from the ARC to the Alkek Library will make accessing materials quick and easy so patrons on the San Marcos campus will not need to drive to STAR Park to retrieve desired items.
Contact Name: Amanda L Scott
E-mail address:
Phone Number: 512-245-3493
Address: 250 E McCarty Lane, San Marcos, Texas 78666 United States
Postal code: 78666
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Year opened: 2017
Total Personnel:
Annual Budget:
Total Capacity (volumes): 1,200,000
Total Capacity (linear feet): 14000
Building Size (square feet):
Current volume count: 435,000

Technology Systems
Inventory Management SystemCaiaSoft
Date Implemented2017

Operational Details
Harvard Model? Does the facility generally follow the "Harvard Model"?
Materials placed in trays? Are most materials placed in trays?
Materials placed on shelves? Are most materials placed directly onto shelving?
Shelving Height (max): 35
Movable Shelving? Does the facility use movable shelving?
Robotics? Is robotic equipment used for placement and retrieval?
Operated lifts? Are manually driven lifts or used for placement and retrieval?
Shelved by Call Numbers? Materials shelved according to library-assigned call numbers?
Shelved by size? Materials shelved according to size categories?
Archival HVAC? Facility monitors and manages temperature and humidity?
Target operating temperature: 50 (Degrees Fahrenheit)
Target operating humidity: 30 (Percent)
In Library? Is the repository located inside a library?
Remote? Is the repository located remotely from the library it serves?
Max travel distance (miles): 54