The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has a far-reaching footprint. It supports the 540 public libraries and the 10 regional public library systems in Texas. TSLAC loans historical documents and items for displays and exhibits while supporting online information programs for public, academic, medical and school libraries.
TSLAC also serves thousands of Texans of all ages who are unable to read standard print due to visual, physical or reading disabilities through our Talking Book Program. Offering over 80,000 titles of fiction and nonfiction books and 80 different national magazines in cassette recordings, Braille and large print, the program provides free mailing and returns to registered patrons. Currently the agency is busy converting to the digital talking book.
The activities, displays and programs at the Texas State Library and Archives have touched millions of Texans, and it holds the treasures of Texas history for current and future generations of Texans to discover.
Current Commissioners for the agency are Sandra J. Pickett, Chair, Liberty; Sharon T. Carr, El Paso; Martha Doty Freeman, Austin; Larry G. Holt, College Station; Scott McAfee, Driftwood; Sally Reynolds, Rockport; and Michael Waters, Dallas. The Director and Librarian is Peggy D. Rudd and Assistant State Librarian is Edward Seidenberg, who head a staff of 190 assigned to eight divisions, with two locations in Austin and the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center in Liberty.