Welcome to the Reference Desk

In order to assist you in locating or receiving the information you need as quickly as possible, we've listed our most frequently asked questions below. Click on each question for the appropriate response or referral.

If your question is not included below, please send it to the Reference Desk.

The reading rooms are open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. For the quickest response, you can contact us by telephone at 512-463-5455. We look forward to hearing from you.

I Want to Know if There's a Law That...
I Need Information About My Driver License...
I Need Information About Vehicle Registration in Texas...
I'm Doing a Report on Texas and Need to Know...
I Need to Know if You Have This Book...
I Need to Know Where to Get a Birth Certificate...
I've Heard About a List of Unclaimed Property in Texas...
I'd Like the Governor to Know That...
I Need to Know Who My Representative is...


I Want to Know if There's a Law That...

Please contact the Texas State Law Library or your county law library. Links to both Texas and federal laws and regulations are available on our About Texas page.

I Need Information About My Driver License...

The  Driver License Division of the Texas Department of Public Safety provides detailed information on topics from the renewal process to how to change your address. You can also send your questions to Customer Service.

       I Need Information About Vehicle Registration in Texas...

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles oversees the process. Please visit their extensive listing of FAQs or submit your question online.

I'm Doing a Report on Texas and Need to Know...

Much of what you need may be available on the Internet. Visit our About Texas page for a variety of facts and suggested links.

I Need to Know if You Have This Book...

The library's catalog is available online. If the item you are looking for was published prior to July 1976, it may or may not be found in our online catalog. Please contact the reference desk for assistance.

I Need to Know Where to Get a Birth Certificate...

Or death...or marriage...or divorce. For details, please visit the Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit Web site.  If you have already ordered a copy of a certificate, you can request a status check from the Unit's Customer Service Web page.

I've Heard About a List of Unclaimed Property in Texas...

Unclaimed Property can be any financial asset that appears to have been abandoned by the owner for three years or more. To learn more about unclaimed property and find out whether you are on the list, visit the Comptroller of Public Accounts Web site.

I'd Like the Governor to Know That...

E-mail to the Governor can be sent directly from the Office Web site.

I Need to Know Who My Representative is...

Please visit the Who Represents Me? page.


ALL OTHER QUESTIONS...

Please send to the Reference Desk. The reading rooms are open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. For the quickest response, please contact us by telephone at 512-463-5455.

 

Page last modified: June 5, 2012