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Our Vision

Texans will have robust access to information and resources they need to live informed, productive, and enriched lives.

Our Mission

To serve Texans now and into the future by preserving, protecting, and providing access to information and delivering services that enrich their lives. We will accomplish this by:

• Preserving the archival record of Texas for current and future generations

• Assisting government agencies in the maintenance of their public records

• Supporting the essential work of libraries in fostering education, opportunity, and lifelong learning

• Providing library services to Texans who are unable to read standard print

Agency Philosophy

All Texans have the right to access library and information services that meet personal, educational, and professional needs, provided by well‐trained, customer‐oriented staff. TSLAC strives to hold the public trust by adhering to the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and accountability.


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