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About the Dolph Briscoe Center

Locations, Maps, & Parking

The Briscoe Center is undergoing a major renovation of the first floor of Sid Richardson Hall in 2016, considerably enhancing its exhibit and research spaces. During this time, visitors can conduct research with Briscoe Center materials in the Benson Latin American Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room in Sid Richardson Hall Unit 1. We strongly recommend researchers make appointments to visit the reading room. Space is limited to 8 tables, so in order to accommodate visitors who come to town to conduct their research, we will give priority to appointments. We appreciate your patience.  If you have questions, please email cah.reference@austin.utexas.edu.

Reading Room Location: Briscoe Center for American History
The University of Texas at Austin
2300 Red River St.
Sid Richardson Hall, Unit 1
Benson Latin American Rare Books Reading Room
Austin, Texas 78712-1426

*Note: When using web map services do not use "Stop D1100" or the address will be non-locatable.

Mailing Address: Briscoe Center for American History
The University of Texas at Austin
2300 Red River St. Stop D1100
Austin TX, 78712-1426
Delivery Address: Briscoe Center for American History
The University of Texas at Austin
2300 Red River St. Stop D1100
SRH Unit 2, Ste 2.109
Austin TX, 78712-1426

Starting September 1, 2016, the Briscoe Center will no longer offer free parking to its patrons. Parking is available at metered spots on Red River or in the Manor Garage (PG5) down the hill from the Briscoe Center, near Memorial Stadium, at the corner of Clyde Littlefield Dr. and Robert Dedman Dr. Parking Fees.

BCAH patrons are not permitted to park in the faculty/staff parking lots. If you park illegally, you will be ticketed by Parking & Transportation Services. The Briscoe Center for American History is not responsible for patron cars which are parked illegally.

There are two handicapped parking spaces available in the LBJ Library parking lot. You must have valid disabled license plates or identification placards to park in these spaces. 

When traveling south on I-35:

1. Take the 32nd St. - Dean Keeton exit (236A)

2. Turn right on 32nd St

3. Turn left onto Red River

4. Cross Dean Keeton (formerly 26th St.)

5. Turn right at the next light onto Clyde Littlefield Street

6. The Manor Garage is one block west on the corner of Clyde Littlefield and Robert Dedman Drive

When traveling north on I-35:

1.Take Manor Rd. exit (235B)

2.Turn left at light, on Manor Rd

3.Cross I-35 and proceed on Clyde Littlefield Street (Manor turns into Clyde Littlefield) to the Manor Garage on the corner of Clyde Littlefield and Robert Dedman Drive


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Commuting Directions

The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History's Research and Collections Division is also readily accessible using public transportation. For information on fares, schedules, and other routes, look at the Capital Metro website and input 2300 Red River as your destination.