Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Public Services and Operations 

Summer 2021


RESEARCH SERVICES

STATE RECORDS SERVICES

State and local agencies using our records storage and imaging services may contact us at 512-463-7610 or by emailing slrminfo@tsl.texas.gov. SRC customers may access accounts via TexLinx.  Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

RECORDS MANAGEMENT SERVICES

For information on training, consulting services, and questions, please contact Records Management Assistance (RMA) unit by calling 512-463-7610 or emailing to slrminfo@tsl.texas.gov. Our RMA unit supports state agencies and local government entities with records management activities including the development of records retention schedules.

TALKING BOOK PROGRAM

  • The Talking Book Program’s call center may be reached at 1-800-252-9605 or by emailing tbp.services@tsl.texas.gov. Please leave a detailed message and staff will call you back.
     
  • For additional information about Talking Book operations including information on applying for the Talking Book service, please see our About  page.
     
  • TBP patrons may self-serve using BARD, the NLS Braille and audiobook download service. Through BARD, you can get all the books you want without receiving physical items in the mail and listen to them on your digital machine reader or other approved device. Please contact us at tbp.bard@tsl.texas.gov if you would like to register.
     
  • General information on COVID-19 resources including disability-related information, mental health resources, personal emergency response systems, and virtual resources can also be found on the Disability Information & Referral Center (DIRC) resource page.

LIBRARY SERVICES

The Library Development and Networking Division offers training and consulting services for Texas libraries. See: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ldn for additional details. Librarians may also access a special COVID response site.

  • TexShare educational databases with thousands of journals and magazines may be accessed online through your local public library. Visit your local public library’s website to learn more. If you need to find your local public library, visit https://www.tsl.texas.gov/texshare/libsearch/.
     
  • The TexShare Card Program is available through participating local libraries. The public is strongly encouraged to call their local library before traveling to the library, as times, access, and procedures should be verified independently.  

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PHYSICAL ACCESS TO OUR FACILITIES

Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building, 1201 Brazos Street, Austin, 78701          

  • Public access to research room – by appointment only
  • Lobby exhibit – open to the public
  • Deliveries – Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the back loading dock only

State Records Center, 4400 Shoal Creek Blvd, Austin, TX 78756:

  • Deliveries – Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (normal business hours)

Promontory Point Records Storage Annex, 4044 Promontory Point, Austin, TX 78744:

  • Deliveries – (Beginning April 27) Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (normal business hours)

Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, 650 FM 1011, Liberty, TX 77575:

  • Public access to research room – by appointment only
  • Museum – open to the public
  • Deliveries – Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

COMMISSION SAFETY PROCEDURES

  • To promote public health and safety, we remind the public that anyone who is not fully vaccinated for COVID-19 is safest by continuing to wear a facial covering. If you do not have one, we can provide one.
  • If wearing a facial covering, it should fully and securely cover the nose and mouth and should not be removed.
  • Appropriate social distancing is required.
  • Good hygiene practices are recommended.
  • Materials circulated through the Talking Book Program are quarantined for 72 hours and cleaned.
  • Disinfecting stations are located throughout our facilities.

COVID-19 Resource Pages

 

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Page last modified: August 27, 2021