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Plan Your Visit

From the moment you walk in, you will feel the Southwest all around you. From the hand-made Saltillo tile floors (look for the paw prints!) to the vibrant art and artifacts in our galleries, we invite you to experience our region’s creative culture.
  • Admission to The Wittliff is FREE!!

    Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Saturday and Sunday: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


    Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. ; 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    The Wittliff Collections reading room is open by appointment only. Requests from Texas State students and faculty will be prioritized over all others.


    • Hours Change during holidays, university breaks and interim sessions. Please view our 2023 - 2024 calendar for all hours.
    • In inclement weather, The Wittliff follows the university’s late start times and/or closures. Check the main page for alerts.  
    • On occasion, The Wittliff closes early for private events.
    • Please call ahead — 512.245.2313 — to confirm the most up-to-date opening hours. 
  • Location: The Wittliff is located on the seventh floor of the Albert B. Alkek Library on the campus of Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.

    For Disabled parking, please call The Wittliff at 512.245.2313.

    Due to increased demand, we have changed our weekday parking procedures. Weekend parking remains unchanged.

    Parking on Weekends:

    FREE parking is available on weekends in the Alkek Garage and Woods St. Garage. Patrons may park in any unrestricted space. Directions to Alkek Garage.

    After you park, walk into the Alkek Garage and up the ramp to the Alkek Library. The library entrance will be to your left. Take the elevator to the seventh floor. Note: The walking distance to the library from the Alkek garage is approximately 330 feet, most of which has an incline.

    Parking on Weekdays:

    Wittliff visitors may park in the nearby LBJ Student Center Garage. Current rates: $3 for up to 1 hour; $3 per additional hour. Directions to LBJ Student Center Garage.

    After you park at LBJ Student Center Garage, follow this map to walk to The Wittliff:

    Additional Information

    University Parking Services

    If you have questions, University Parking Services are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 512.245.2887.

    Campus Map

    View the campus map for a detailed view of streets, garages, and buildings.

  • If you are interested in a guided tour of The Wittliff Collections, please submit a Wittliff Tour Request Form. Guided tours are free and generally last 1 hour. Groups larger than 25 will be divided to assure everyone can hear the tour guide and fit into each gallery without over-crowding. 

    Please contact our Tour Coordinator, Michael Harrison, at or 512.245.2907 with any questions. 

    For school groups, please read our Visitor Guidelines (K-12) below. 

  • We encourage you to bring young visitors to The Wittliff Collections. If your group is larger than 15 people, please schedule in advance with our Tour Coordinator, by filling out our Wittliff Tour Request Form

    Please go over our Behavior Guidelines with your group before you arrive at The Wittliff. These guidelines will help everyone know what to expect here while keeping people and archives comfortable.

    Keep in mind that as part of a college-level educational institution, we do not censor the work in our exhibitions — some materials may be challenging to younger visitors. If you have any concern about the appropriateness of our exhibitions for your group, please contact our Tour Coordinator, Michael Harrison, at or 512.245.2907. 

  • If you require accommodations due to a disability in order to participate, please contact 512.245.2313 or at least 72 hours in advance of the event.

    Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus.

  • To research at The Wittliff Collections please make an appointment.