Reference Services  

Public service hours in the Archives and Reference reading rooms in Austin are 9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month.

Our Reference collections include federal documents distributed by the U.S. Government Printing Office, Texas state agency publications, and publications about Texas history and government. To learn more about our collections, search the online library catalog.

Researchers intending to use archival materials are encouraged to review the online descriptive guides and contact staff ahead of their visit. For more information about visiting the Texas State Library and Archives, please visit our Before You Visit page.

Frequently Asked Questions

To assist you as quickly as possible, we've listed answers to our most frequently asked questions below. Click a topic to find out more.

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Not finding an answer to your question?

Email ref@tsl.texas.gov or call the Reference Desk at 512-463-5455.

Page last modified: January 2, 2023