Austin History Center
The Austin History Center (AHC) is the local history archives division of the Austin Public Library. The AHC serves as the official archives for the City of Austin and also includes manuscript and published material about Austin and Travis County, Texas.
810 Guadalupe St Austin TX 78701
Schedule & hours
Holiday closings are posted at: http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/library/lbplclos.htm
English; some German and Spanish language materials.
Directions to the archive
Map and directions available at: http://www.austinlibrary.com/apllocations.cfm?acronym=ahc
(describe the archive's contents and its catalogs)
Open to all; no appointment necessary
Permitted and prohibited items
- Permitted: laptops are allowed; limited camera use (with permission of staff)
- Prohibited: handheld scanners, pens, bags/briefcases
Document ordering and delivery
Requests for materials made to Reading Room staff and pulled while you wait.
Photocopying, photography, microfilming
Most items can be photocopied at $.20/page (cash or check only). The AHC also has a full service photo lab for image reprints and scans; see http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/library/ahc/photoorders.htm for information and prices
Mike Miller Archivist/Director 512.974.7436
All inquiries for research help should be directed to the AHC Reference Desk email: email@example.com
Lockers provided - no outside materials allowed in the Reading Room except a laptop and a few loose sheets of paper (paper and pencils provided).