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Austin History Center

Austin History Center

810 Guadalupe St.
Sunday: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm

About Austin History Center

  • As the local history collection of the Austin Public Library, the Austin History Center (AHC) provides the public with information about the history, current events and activities of the City of Austin and Travis County.
  • The AHC collects and preserves information about local governments, businesses, residents, institutions and neighborhoods so that generations to come will have access to Austin’s rich history.
  • For more information about the AHC visit

Holiday Schedule

Holiday Schedule



New Year’s Day:
Sunday & Monday, January 1 & 2*

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday:
Sunday & Monday, January 15 & 16*

Staff Development Day:
Friday, February 10

Presidents Day:
Sunday & Monday, February 19 & 20*

Sunday, April 9

Staff Development Day:
Friday, May 12

Memorial Day:
Sunday & Monday, May 28 & 29*

Sunday & Monday, June 18 & 19*

Independence Day:
Tuesday, July 4*

Staff Development Day:
Friday, August 11

Labor Day:
Sunday & Monday, September 3 & 4*

Staff Development Day:
October 20

Veterans Day:
Friday, November 10* & Saturday, November 11

Thanksgiving Day:
Wednesday, November 22 (close at 6 PM); Thursday & Friday, November 23* & 24*

Sunday, Monday & Tuesday, December 24, 25* & 26*

* Dates are official City of Austin holidays.

About the Austin History Center Videos

About the Austin History Center Videos

The Austin History Center Archive

An introduction to archives produced in-house by Austin History Center staff.


Saving Austin's History

An Alpheus Media film for the Austin History Center/Austin History Center Association, 2014


Austin History Center - Behind the Scenes from Alpheus Media on Vimeo.

An Alpheus Media film for the Austin History Center/Austin History Center Association, 2015


Video Collections

To learn more about our video collections visit our Collections page. You can allso subscribe to our YouTube channel to see clips of videos from some of our collections