Lobby of de Zavala building, home of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission

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Public Transportation

The Lorenzo de Zavala building and State Records Center are accessible by public transit. For Capitol Metro schedules, visit Cap Metro's website.

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Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building
Capitol Complex, 1201 Brazos St., Austin

Our headquarters is the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building at 1201 Brazos St., Austin, across from the State Capitol. Please call (512) 463-5455 for more information.

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Map showing 1201 Brazos St., at he corner of E 12th at San Jacinto Blvd. in Austin, Texas

Location at the Capitol Complex

The Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building is across from the east entrance of the Texas State Capitol in downtown Austin.

Directions

From Interstate 35 going south: Take the 15th Street exit (234C) and turn right on 15th Street. Turn left on San Jacinto Boulevard. Turn right onto 13th Street. The building is on the right between 12th and 13th streets. (Look for the six Texas government seals along the back of the building.)

From Interstate 35 going north: Take the 11th Street exit (234C) and turn left onto 11th Street. Turn right on Trinity Street, then left onto 13th. The building is on the left between 12th and 13th streets.

From MoPac (Texas Loop 1) going south: Take the Enfield Road exit and turn left. Follow Enfield Road, which turns into 15th Street. Follow 15th to San Jacinto Boulevard and turn right on San Jacinto; the building is on the right between 12th and 13th streets. (Look for the six Texas government seals along the back of the building.)

From MoPac (Texas Loop 1) going north: Take the Enfield Road exit and turn right. Follow Enfield Road, which turns into 15th Street. Follow 15th to San Jacinto Boulevard and turn right on San Jacinto; the building is on the right between 12th and 13th streets. (Look for the six Texas government seals along the back of the building.)

Parking at the Capitol Complex

Parking is available in the Capitol Visitors Parking Garage located between 12th, 13th, Trinity and San Jacinto streets. Parking is free for the first two hours. Please check the State Preservation Board parking page for the parking fees charged after two hours. Metered spaces are available throughout the Capitol Complex and on San Jacinto Boulevard. Two handicapped parking spaces are located in front of the building on Brazos Street.

Please note

We do require all visitors to sign in at our lobby welcome desk.  We request that visitors to our three public service areas place belongings in lockers located in the reception area or in the Original Documents Reading Room. These free lockers are secured by individual keys for the privacy and safety of your belongings. The interior dimensions of the lockers are 17.5” deep and 10.5” wide and can accommodate items of up to 5’ in length. You may use your laptop computer and our free WiFi, or sign on to the desktop computers provided for your free use.

You may consume food and drinks in our patron’s lounge on the first floor behind our reception area. The lounge contains snack and cold-drink vending machines. In the interest of protecting our valuable documents and resources, we do not allow consumption of food or beverages elsewhere.

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Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center
650 FM 1011, Liberty

About the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center

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Location

The Sam Houston Center is located between Houston and Beaumont, three miles north of Liberty at 650 FM 1011, off of State Highway 146. For more help finding us, call (936) 336-8821.

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State Records Center and Talking Book Circulation Department
4400 Shoal Creek Blvd., Austin

About State and Local Records Management
About the Talking Book Program

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Location

The State and Local Records Management Division and the Talking Book Program's circulation department are both located at the State Records Center Building, 4400 Shoal Creek Blvd., one block south of 45th Street in northwest Austin.

Directions and parking

From Interstate 35 going south: Take the Airport Boulevard exit (237) and turn right. Continue approximately 100 yards to 45th Street and turn left. Shoal Creek Boulevard will be about two miles down 45th Street. Turn left onto Shoal Creek Boulevard. The Records Center will be on the right side of the street.

From Interstate 35 going north: Take the Airport Boulevard exit (237) and turn left under I-35. Continue approximately 100 yards to 45th Street and turn left. Shoal Creek Boulevard will be about two miles down 45th Street. Turn left onto Shoal Creek Boulevard. The Records Center will be on the right side of the street.

From MoPac (Texas Loop 1) going south: Take the 45th Street exit and turn left at the stop sign. Follow the curve and continue on 45th Street approximately one-half mile to Shoal Creek Boulevard. Turn right onto Shoal Creek Boulevard. The Records Center will be on the right side of the street.

From MoPac (Texas Loop 1) going north: Take the 45th Street exit and turn right. Travel approximately one-half mile. Shoal Creek Boulevard will be on the right. Turn right onto Shoal Creek Boulevard. The Records Center will be on the right side of the street.

Complimentary visitor parking is available in the building's front parking lot. Please call (512) 421-7200 for more information.

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