Our Areas of General Interest

From Archives to Genealogy to fun facts about Texas and images of historical artifacts to Talking Books even, our areas of general interest serve the interests of an audience as broad and diverse as Texas itself.

Contact Us

Includes descriptions of our programs and divisions complete with telephone and e-mail listings.

Visit Us

Includes hours, locations, maps, parking information, and holiday closings.

About Texas

Follow this link to learn facts and information about the Lone Star State, as well as links to the various entities of Texas state government.

Archives and Manuscripts

Learn more about the extensive holdings of the Texas State Archives.

Calendar of Events

Check upcoming meeting dates for our commission and advisory boards in addition to other agency happenings and holiday closings.

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As a federal depository library, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission receives all documents and publications distributed by the Depository Library Program of the U.S. Government Printing Office. This collection contains more than 1.5 million items.


Even though many materials in our library are only viewable in person at our Brazos Street location in Austin, this link takes you to an excellent overview of what is available and other links to help get you started.

Programa de Libros Que Hablan (Talking Book Program)

El Programa De Libros Que Hablan provee un servicio bibliotecario gratis a Texanos que no pueden leer imprenta corriente debido a un impedimento visual, físico, o impedimento para leer ya sea permanente o temporal. Cada año más de 25,000 Texanos usan nuestro servicio. Se habla español.


Find out information on Contracts Exceeding $100,000 and Current Bid Opportunities.

Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center

Located 41 miles northeast of Houston in Liberty, Texas, this facility is home to an impressive collection of historical documents and artifacts.

Talking Book Program (Programa de Libros Que Hablan)

The Talking Book Program provides free library services to Texans who are unable to read standard print material due to visual, physical, or reading disabilities - whether permanent or temporary. Each year, more than 25,000 Texans use our Talking Book services.

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Find out how you can support Texas libraries.

Texas Treasures

Feast your eyes on images of artifacts and historic documents held by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Voices of Texas History

Recordings of Texas historical documents read by notable Texans of today.

Comments? E-mail webmaster@tsl.texas.gov

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Page last modified: June 8, 2011