Location & Hours
The AHC's Reading Room is open for research Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm, and Sundays 12pm to 5pm.
Austin Museum Day is on Sunday, September 18th. Our Reading Room will be closed for research on that day. Check out our Museum Day activities here.
The Austin History Center's mission is to procure, preserve, present and provide the historical records that make up Austin's unique story.
As the local history division 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.
The Austin History Center's rich collections and expert staff support exhibits, programs, and research by the public in our Reading Room.
Watch a video about us to learn more.
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