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Our Vision

Texans will have access to information they need to live informed, productive lives.

Our Mission

To provide Texans access to the information needed to be informed, productive citizens by preserving the archival record of Texas; enhancing the service capacity of public, academic, and school libraries; assisting public agencies in the maintenance of their records; and meeting the reading needs of Texans with disabilities.

Our Philosophy

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission and staff believe all people have the right to barrier-free access to library and information services that meet personal, educational, and professional needs, provided by well-trained, customer-oriented staff. We strive to attain and hold the public trust by adhering to the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and accountability.


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