|About the Austin History Center|
As the local history collection of the Austin Public Library, the Austin History Center provides the public with information about the history, current events, and activities of Austin and Travis County.We collect and preserve information about local governments, businesses, residents, institutions, and neighborhoods so that generations to come will have access to our history.
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Our expert staff is ready to assist researchers in our Reading Room six days a week, Tuesday-Sunday. On Mondays our staff and volunteers process archival materials for use by the public. You may visit the Reading Room page to learn about the special procedures for our Reading Room.The public is also welcome to enjoy our current exhibit in the hall outside the Reading Room.For those who cannot visit our facility, we encourage you to explore our complete reference services.
Research Collections Our extensive holdings include a variety of materials that document Austin from before its founding in 1839 to the present.
Frequently Requested AHC work tools