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Buy Textbooks Online
Textbooks can be ordered online, reserved for your pick-up, or shipped directly to your door. For more information, go to the University Bookstore online.

Get YourTexas State Parking Permit
If you are commuting to the San Marcos campus and need a parking permit, you may register your vehicle online and get the permit mailed directly to you. Please visit Parking Services for more details, as well as a map of approved commuter parking lots on campus. Parking permits can be issued after tuition and fees are paid. In order to have your permit on the first class day, please allow five working days (if applying online) for processing and mailing.

Get Your Student ID
After you have paid your tuition and fees, you are eligible to obtain your Texas State ID, the BobCatCard. Students attending on the main campus should go to ID Services located in the LBJ Student Center room 2-9.1 during regular office hours. For times and contact information, access their website at


Locate Parking and Classroom Buildings
The Texas State website has a virtual map where you can locate your on-campus classroom buildings, parking, Tram routes, and a San Marcos city map.  You can click on the map and get a picture of the building and accessible directions.  Below the map is a list of all buildings on campus. You can also click on the link name to view the building and its abbreviation.

Off-campus locations for courses offered through the Round Rock Campus can be found at

Shuttle Bus System
The shuttle bus system operates on campus and provides transportation from designated points in Austin to Texas State during fall and spring semesters. For out-of-town or route schedule information, call (512) 754-8993 or visit The on-campus shuttle bus also provides wheelchair-accessible service.

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