New Logo for RRC Library

Well it is official.  The Round Rock Campus Library has a logo for the first time since opening in 2005.  And here it is:

RRC Library Logo

There are variations of this logo and variations of one that has a horizontal theme that you will begin to see over time on various materials from the RRC Library.  Anthony Guardado, Head RRC Librarian commented, “We are excited about having a logo to help our patrons identify resources and services available from or through the Round Rock Campus Library.  Of course we assist all students, faculty, and staff of Texas State University and the community and we hope this log will be synonymous with great customer service.”

So remember when you see this logo “come in and find out more.”

All the News

The New York Times is available to students, faculty, and staff of Texas State University through the University Libraries.

Perhaps the quickest way to gain access to The New York Times is to locate the US Major Dailies through the libraries’ database page. Here users can access the full-text of the daily print edition from June 1, 1980 through the current day, the online edition from March 24, 2015 through the present, the weekly New York Times Book Review from January 19, 1997 though present, and New York Times Magazine from January 5, 1997 through the present issue. US Major Dailies also provides full-text access to the several edition of the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post

.US major Dailes

Full-text articles from The New York Times are also available LexisNexis Academic, Opposing View Points in Context, and Science in Context.

 The New York Times Upfront, the publication’s news magazine for young people, can be found in full-text at Education Source and MasterFILE Complete.

While articles are available in full-text through these resources, unfortunately, no images are available and the original formatting is not present.

If you are curious as to how to read The New York Times stop by the Round Rock Campus. Come In and Find out More.     

58th Presidential Inauguration

U.S. SealOn Friday, January 20, 2017 the Inauguration Ceremony will take place for the next President and Vice President of the United States of American.  Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr. will administer the Presidential Oath of Office to Donald Trump and Justice Clarence Thomas will administer the Vice Presidential Oath of Office to Michael Pence.  This will mark the 58th Presidential Inauguration.

The RRC Library plans to broadcast the Inauguration event on the digital message board in the main room of the library without sound and with closed captioning.

Additional information about this Inauguration Ceremony or other past ceremonies can be found at the following sites:

To learn more about inaugural events please “come in and find out more.”

Read All About It!

Texas State University Libraries now offers up-to-date access to the major daily newspapers of the United States. US Major Dailies by ProQuest provides users access to the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

The ProQuest database allows users to search within each publication by subject or scan headlines by date. Other publications associated with each newspaper (for example, the New York Times Book Review, the New York Times Magazine, and the New York Times Online) are available and can also be searched.

New York Times

US Major Dailies can be found through the Library’s Database page or by searching under “U” or use the “News” link in the “Browse by Type” box. If you have any questions feel free to contact a librarian via our chat service or Come In and Find Out More.

Common Reading Book at the RRC Library

The Round Rock Campus Library is distributing free copies of What It Is Like to Go to War by Karl Marlantes while supplies last, courtesy of the office of Dr. Edna Rehbein. What It Is Like to Go to War is the 2016-2017 selection for the Common Reading Book.

Common Reading

The Common Reading Program is a part of the annual Common Experience initiative. The theme for the 2016-2017 school year is “A Century of Conflict: Dialogues on the U.S. Experience of War since 1917”. A number of events including film screenings, concerts and plays, lectures, and author readings discussing the theme will take place throughout the year. A schedule of events and other resources can be found online at

Please visit the Round Rock Campus Library in Room 255 of the Avery Building to claim a copy of What It Is Like to Go to War while they are available. If all free copies have been given away before you stop by, the library does have copies in the collection.  Come in and find out more.


New Alkek Library Juvenile Books Now on Display at the RRC Library

Have you ever looked through the RRC Library Juvenile Collection and wondered if there were even more juvenile materials available through Texas State University.  Well yes there is.  To give you a sample each month the RRC Library will include in its collection some of the newest juvenile books that would normally be found in Alkek Library.  This collection of new books will change every month in order to refresh the collection with even newer juvenile books.  Any student, faculty, or staff of Texas State University may check these out any of the books on display and return the items to any University Library.  It is our hope that you will get a glimpse of the many items coming in to the library system and that you can request these items, and many more, from the Alkek Library.  We will of course continue to grow the RRC Library’s Juvenile Collection so make always attempt to make sure we offer a quality collection of materials.

New Alkek Library Juvenile Materials on Display at the RRC Library

So, come on in and browse many of the juvenile materials we have to choose from on any given month.

Texas State University Prof. Amanda Boutot is Interviewed in SAGE Education Streaming Collection

The University Library recently purchased the SAGE Education streaming collection as part of the SAGE Videos resource and look who we found: Texas State University Curriculum and Instruction faculty member Dr. Amanda Boutot’s discussion about Autism.

SAGE Video with Prof. Amanda BoutotBe sure to take a look at this and many other resources in this database.

Around the World with World Politics Review

World Politics Review logo

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants ranked three Lima, Peru establishments, including Chef Virgilio Martinez’s Central at #4, in it 2015 list. These accomplishments may be a part of the sustained economic growth that Peru has experienced since the mid-2000s. According to an article titled “Growing Pains: Urbanization and Governance in Peru” available through World Politics Review the World Bank predicts Peru’s economy to continue to grow at a 5% rate through 2016 and 2017.

World Politics Review is a new resource available through Texas State University Libraries’ Databases and is full of informative articles about the state of the world. WPR’s mission statement proclaims that it “provides uncompromising analysis of critical trends to give policymakers, businesspeople, and academics the context the need”. Written by “experts”, whose credentials are available by following their hyperlinked by line, WPR articles feature an array of topics from all points of the globe – including Polar Regions.

Articles are searchable by author, region, or issue. WPR offers shorter daily pieces as well as longer in depth works. A daily media roundup provides links to articles from other established international news outlets.

Accessing World Politics Review through Texas State databases will allow users to register with the service. An account with WPR allows user to sign up for email newsletter, sent either daily or weekly, and to create alerts by author or region. Also, registering allows users to have full access to the mobile app. EBSCO allows for advanced searchs of World Politics Review. The librarians at the RRC Library would be thrilled to help users navigate this exciting resource.

RRC Library is a Veteran Friendly Office

Veteran Friendly Office (VFO) Program logoRRC Library is a proud to have become a Veteran Friendly Office.  Qualifications about the Veteran Friendly Office Program can be found online:  This program is a collaborative effort between the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion and the Veterans Advisory Council (VAC) at Texas State University.

Alan Matthews ( is designated as the RRC Library primary contact for student veterans who have questions or need referrals.  All of our staff are proud to assist veterans enrolled at Texas State University.  We thank our veterans for your service and hope to assist you with your research needs.

Assistance for Veterans:

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RRC Library Student Assistant Earns University Library Student Excellence Award

Mandy Presented with Student Excellence Award

Mandy Presented with Student Excellence Award by her supervisor Alan Matthews.

The RRC Library is proud to announce that Amanda “Mandy” Synder has earned one of two University Library Student Excellence Awards for 2014.  Mandy is one of approximately 90 students employed throughout the University Library system which includes the Alkek Library, Music Library, and the RRC Library. The awards were presented in a ceremony held in Alkek Library on the San Marcos campus on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.  Mandy being a nursing student having classes that day at the Round Rock Campus was unable to attend in person.  She was awarded the certificate a day later by her supervisor Alan Matthews, RRC Library Library Assistant.  Like all of our student assistants Mandy is an integral part of the excellent service the RRC Library strives to provide to all Texas State University students, faculty, staff, and community.  We appreciate the work she performs for our library and always with a smile and positive attitude.  The RRC Library staff cannot express our excitement that she has been recognized for her outstanding work.  Mandy was nominated by Alan Matthews and Anthony Guardado, Head RRC Librarian.  The next time you see Mandy in the library make sure to congratulate her on her fine performance.