Reading Room Research Links

COA Public Records - Access public records found in the Office of the City Clerk including:

  • Council-Approved Records (Council Meeting Agenda and Minutes, Ordinances, Resolutions, and more)
  • Municipal Election Documents (Ballot Applications, Contribution and Expenditure Reports, and Campaign Treasurer Appointments)
  • Municipal Utility District (MUD) Documents

Portal to Texas History - The Austin History Center has partnered with the University of North Texas' Portal to Texas History a bring selections from two of our most interesting photo collections.

Texas Archival Resources Online - TARO (Texas Archival Resources Online) makes descriptions of the rich archival, manuscript, and museum collections in repositories across the state available to the public.

Travis Central Appraisal District - Find general information about the Appraisal District and the ad valorem property tax system in Texas, as well as information regarding specific properties within the district.

Teleclip - Power Search for Teleclip. May 2002 - Present.

1940 United States Census - The 1940 census records were released by the US National Archives April 2, 2012, and brought online through a partnership with This website allows you full access to the 1940 census images, in addition to 1940 census maps and descriptions. These are also available through