Discover your story at the Austin History Center (AHC), the local history and archives division of the Austin Public Library.  Plan a visit to the AHC for research in our collections or to view current exhibits.  Do you have a question about Austin’s history?  Ask us or take a look at our Austin FAQ.


Our current explores the origins of the public school system in Austin. Read more.

Do you have family buried in Austin's oldest cemetery? Oakwood Cemetery ledgers from 1866 through 1918 have been transcribed into an online database and additional years are being added periodically.

Prints of some of our favorite photos are ready to go for sale in our Reading Room. You can also look through our collection of over 100,000 photographs and place a custom reproduction order.

The AHC’s Community Archivists work to document African American, Asian American and Mexican American communities in Austin.  Learn more.