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About the Dolph Briscoe Center

Locations, Maps, & Parking

Reading Room Location: Briscoe Center for American History
The University of Texas at Austin
2300 Red River St.
Sid Richardson Hall, Unit 2
Room 2.106
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

Free parking for Briscoe Center patrons is in the LBJ Library Parking, off of Red River Street and just east of the Briscoe Center. Look for the green "LBJ Library Parking Lot" sign at the entrance. Once you have parked, you will need to return to your car with a daily parking pass available at the Briscoe Center's Information Desk. BCAH patrons are not permitted to park in the faculty/staff parking lots just north and south of the LBJ Library parking lot.

There are several occasions throughout the year when all spaces in the LBJ Lot may be full. If these spaces are taken, there is additional public parking available 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.

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 a few handicapped parking spots available in the LBJ Library parking lot. You must have valid disabled license plates or identification placards to park in these spaces. If no specifically designated spaces are available, go to the nearest parking guard kiosk for assistance.

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 bottom of the hill, into the LBJ Library parking lot.

When traveling north on I-35:

  1. Take Manor Rd. exit (235B).
  2. Turn left at light, on Manor Rd.
  3. Turn right at light, onto Red River
  4. Turn left at the bottom of the hill, into the LBJ Library parking lot.

From the LBJ Parking Lot to Manor Garage (PG5):

  1. Turn right from the LBJ Parking Lot onto Red River.
  2. Turn right at light, onto Clyde Littlefield Dr.
  3. Turn left into Manor Garage (PG5)
  4. If you reach the intersection of Clyde Littlefield Dr. and Robert Dedman Dr.,
    you've gone too far.


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From the Parking Lots

The long, low building beside the parking lots is Sid Richardson Hall (SRH). The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History Research and Collections Division is in SRH Unit 2, the center section of the building. The Benson Latin American Collection occupies SRH Unit 1, the southern section of the building, and the unit closest to the Manor Garage (PG5). The LBJ School of Public Affairs is in SRH Unit 3, the northern section of the building. All public entrances are on the west (fountain) side of SRH through either breezeway.

Commuting Directions

The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History's Research and Collections Division is also readily accessible using public transportation. Capital Metro Transit's South 1st/Red River (Route 10) and Manor RD/Riverside (Route 20), and UT's Disch-Falk (DF - Route 641) and Forty Acres (FA-Route 640) Shuttles deposit riders within easy walking distance of the Center. Please note that while construction on Robert Dedman Drive is underway the three detoured UT Shuttle Routes, Forty Acres (FA), Red River (RR) and Cameron Road (CR), can be flagged to stop at the East Campus (EC) location on Clyde Littlefield, at the south end of Sid Richardson Hall. 

Weekend visitors to the Center can take advantage of Capital Metro's weekend "Tour the Town" (Route 470), which provides passengers a safe, easy way to travel between Austin's many cultural, historic and outdoor attractions.

For more information on fares, schedules, and other routes, contact Capital Metro and UT Parking and Transportation.