The Austin History Center's mission is to procure, preserve, present and provide the historical records that make up Austin's unique story.
At 810 Guadalupe Street, the Austin History Center is located in the beautiful historic former Central Library building. The AHC'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 six days per week. The Reading Room is equipped with a photocopier, four microform reader-printers, computers to access the AHC and Austin Public Library databases, as well as televisions, VCRs, DVD players, record and audiocassette players for accessing items from our Audio-Video collections.
Cover Photo Courtesy The Austin History Center