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AHC staff and visitors in the lobby during Austin Museum Day, 2022

Contact the History Center

The Austin History Center building is closed for interior renovations. We plan to reopen at 10am on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. During this closure, we are committed to providing as much access to AHC collections as possible. Some physical collections stored onsite may be inaccessible during this time, but many reference questions can be answered using other resources. If you have a question, please email us at or submit your question via one of the contact forms below. If you do not have access to email, please leave a voicemail at 512-974-7480. We will respond to all inquiries as soon as possible.


El edificio del Centro Historia de Austin está cerrado por renovaciones. Esperamos abrir nuevamente a las 10 am del miercoles 28 de febrero de 2024. Durante este cierre, nos comprometemos a brindar el mayor acceso posible a las colecciones del Centro Historia de Austin. Algunas colecciones físicas almacenadas en el sitio pueden ser inaccesibles durante este tiempo, pero muchas preguntas de referencia se pueden responder utilizando recursos otros. Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor envíenos un correo electrónico a: Si no tiene acceso al correo electrónico, puede dejar un mensaje de voz al 512-974-7480. Responderemos a todas las consultas lo más pronto posible.


For non-research questions about the Austin History Center and its programs and resources please use the Contact Us form.

If answering your question is likely to involve research, please visit our Reference Services page and fill out a Research Request Form.

For more information about our reference services and to submit a reference request, please visit our Reference Services page. Reference staff can also be contacted by phone during open hours at 512-974-7480.

For information about requesting copies of items from our collections, see our Requesting Reproductions FAQ.

Staff Directory

Staff Directory link

Division Manager - vacant


Public Services

Head of Public Services - Jenna Cooper, 512-974-7388

Reference Archivist - Jennifer Hecker, 512-974-7583

Administrative Specialist - Augustine Miranda, 512-974-7580

Library Assistant - Jude Kinne, 512-974-7385

Library Associate- Taylor Bartels, 512-974-7385

Administrative Associate - Jane Wu512-974-7385

Reference Intern - vacant


Exhibits & Outreach

Outreach & Exhibits Manager - vacant

African American Community Archivist - Jacqueline Smith-Francis, 512-974-7390

Asian American Community Archivist - Akiko Kodama, 512-974-7394

Indigenous & Latine Community Archivist - Marina Islas, 512-974-7498

Exhibits Coordinator - Aaron Goldman, 512-974-7397



Collections Manager - Molly Hults, 512-974-7382

Audiovisual Archivist - Ryan Blake, 512-974-7305

Digital Archivist - Bicente Gutierrez, 512-974-7407

Imaging Archivist - Vanessa Hutchins, 512-974-7396

Municipal Archivist - vacant

Processing Archivist -  Alex Suarez, 512-974-7471



Addresses link

Mailing: Austin Public Library PO Box 2287 Austin TX 78768-2287
Administrative Office: Central Library, Austin Public Library 710 W Cesar Chavez St. Austin TX 78701
Shipping: 635 N Pleasant Valley Rd. Austin, TX 78702

For other addresses see Hours and Locations.