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Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Partner Overview

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has been serving the people of Texas for more than a century. Since 1909, when the state founded the agency, we have been supporting the reading, learning, and historical preservation needs of Texas and its people. 

Going back to the days of the Republic, there has always been an official library and archives of Texas. TSLAC ensures citizens have the information they need to lead informed, productive, and fulfilled lives. This mission is fulfilled through four main areas: 

  • Archives and History: TSLAC preserves the archival record of Texas, supports research, and makes primary resources available to the public (Archives and Information Services).
  • Libraries and Learning: We assist public, academic, and school libraries across the state in meeting the needs of their communities and students (Library Development and Networking).
  • Access to Public Records: TSLAC is responsible for helping public agencies maintain their public records (State and Local Records Management).
  • Reading Services: We support the reading needs of thousands of Texans with disabilities preventing them from reading a standard book (Talking Book Program).


1201 Brazos St.
Austin, TX 78701
United States