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Research Visit


We always welcome scholars, students, and members of the general public to conduct research at the Dolph Briscoe Briscoe Center for American History Research and Collections Division.

The Briscoe Center will undergo a major renovation of the first floor of Sid Richardson Hall in 2016, considerably enhancing its exhibit and research spaces. While every effort will be made to maintain public research access to our collections, there may be changes to our policies and available collections due to construction. If you plan to conduct research at the center in 2016, please contact us before making travel plans to determine how the renovation may effect your research efforts. Thank you!

**Researchers not affiliated with U. T. Austin may purchase wireless access on a daily or monthly basis through AT&T wifi service. The Dolph Briscoe Center is no longer able to provide guest wireless access.**

We are located at 2313 Red River Street, Austin, Texas 78705, just east of the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum. Detailed information about our location, including maps, directions and suggestions for parking, is available.

Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each weekday excluding University holidays.

Many Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Call (512) 495-4532 to confirm open hours.

In advance of your visit, please: Learn about the process for conducting research in the Reading Room including what you should (and should not) bring along. Determine if the material that you want to see is stored off-site. If so, order it a week in advance online. Are you a master’s thesis or dissertation writer desiring financial assistance for travel to conduct research in our collections? Apply for the Smith Travel Award.