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Three Locations

Photograph of the Lorenzo de Zavala State Library and Archives Building at 1201 Brazos St., at he corner of E 12th at San Jacinto Blvd. in Austin, Texas Photograph of the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center - Liberty Photograph of the State Records Center Building (also houses Talking Book Circulation)


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Texas State Library and Archives Commission - Headquarters

Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building
Capitol Complex, 1201 Brazos St., Austin, TX 78701

Named a National Literary Landmark, the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building is the agency’s flagship located directly east of the Texas Capitol. View the six flags flown over Texas, our six Texas seal mosaics, the panoramic Texas history mural in our lobby, and our Texas history exhibits. Conduct research at our three public service areas: Genealogy and Family History, Reference Reading Room, and our Archives Research Room.

Call 512-463-5455 for information.

Directions

Directions from area highways to the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building

Parking

Parking is available in the Capitol Visitors Parking Garage. First two hours are free, check the State Preservation Board website for fees charged after two hours. Metered spaces are available on San Jacinto St. and throughout the downtown area. Parking in front of the building on Brazos St. is limited and discouraged. In addition to the handicapped parking spaces in the Capitol Visitors Parking Garage, limited handicapped parking spaces for the Capitol Complex are located in the front of the building on Brazos. St. Public Transit - view Capitol Metro website for schedules.

Google Map of Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives Building Location



Map of Capitol Complex Area - Click on map for a printable PDF version

Map showing 1201 Brazos St., at he corner of E 12th at San Jacinto Blvd. in Austin, Texas

 

Map of the 1st and 2nd Floor Public Service Areas Inside the Building - Click on map for a printable PDF version

Map showing the inside first and second floor public service areas of the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building in Austin, Texas

Please note

We do require all visitors to sign in at our lobby welcome desk.  We request that visitors to our three public service areas place belongings in lockers located in the reception area or in the Original Documents Reading Room. These free lockers are secured by individual keys for the privacy and safety of your belongings. The interior dimensions of the lockers are 17.5” deep and 10.5” wide and can accommodate items of up to 5’ in length. You may use your laptop computer and our free WiFi, or sign on to the desktop computers provided for your free use.

You may consume food and drinks in our patron’s lounge on the first floor behind our reception area. The lounge contains snack and cold-drink vending machines. In the interest of protecting our valuable documents and resources, we do not allow consumption of food or beverages elsewhere. See our Before You Visit page and our Patron Guidelines page.

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Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center

650 FM 1011, Liberty, TX 77575

The Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center is located between Houston and Beaumont, three miles north of Liberty at 650 FM 1011, off of State Highway 146.

Call 936-336-8821 for more information.

Google Map of the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center


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State Records Center and Talking Book Circulation

4400 Shoal Creek Blvd., Austin

The State and Local Records Management Records Center and the Talking Book Program's circulation department are both located at the State Records Center Building, one block south of 45th Street in northwest Austin.

Directions

Directions from area highways to the State Records Center Building

Parking

Complimentary visitor parking is available in the building's front parking lot.

Call 512-475-5155 for more information.

Google Map of the State Records Center and Talking Book Circulation Location


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