About the Library

The State Law Library serves the legal research needs of the Texas Supreme Court, the Court of Criminal Appeals, the Office of the Attorney General, other state agencies and commissions, and the citizens of the state. We are a public law library.

To learn about the library materials available at the State Law Library, see our library resources page. Also see a description of the services we provide to the public. Our library policies are also available. Please contact us if you have any questions about the materials available at the State Law Library.

See chapter 91 of the Texas Government Code for the legislation that created the State Law Library. As per §91.003, the library is administered by the State Law Library Board. The current board members are:

Justice Debra H. Lehrmann, Chair
Supreme Court of Texas
Supreme Court Building-A
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 463-1320

Judge David Newell, Member
Court of Criminal Appeals
Supreme Court Building
201 W. 14th Street, Room 106
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 463-1570

Assistant Attorney General Charlotte Harper, Member
Office of the Attorney General
209 W. 14th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 463-2100

Contact Us

Reference/circulation desk: (844) 829-2843 (toll-free in Texas), (512) 463-1722 (Austin)
Fax: (512) 463-1728
Legal reference questions: Ask a Librarian
General inquiries: library@sll.texas.gov

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 12367
Austin, TX 78711-2367

Physical Location and Directions

205 West 14th Street
Tom C. Clark Building
Room G01 (ground floor)
Austin, Texas 78701-1614

The Texas State Law Library is located just northwest of the Capitol building, in the Tom C. Clark Building. The only public entrance to the library is through the east-facing doors of the Supreme Court building (see the building labeled SCB on the Capitol Complex map). The library is located on the ground floor.

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Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except holidays. Due to limited staff resources and closing procedures, circulation and reference desk services may not be available after 4:45 p.m.

In case of hazardous or inclement weather conditions in the Austin area, please call the library's main telephone line at (512) 463-1722 or (844) 829-2843 (toll-free in Texas) because we will record a voice message if there are any changes to our regular hours. The library's inclement weather policy provides more details about our procedures. We generally follow the Austin ISD schedule, but in certain instances we may keep our regular hours or opt to re-open later in the day if the schools are closed yet weather conditions improve.


The library does not have any dedicated parking for patrons. There is metered street parking available in front of and near the Tom C. Clark building. You may be able to find street parking along 14th Street, Lavaca, or Colorado.

Limited free public parking is available at the Capitol Visitors Parking Garage. It is located at 1201 San Jacinto (the northeast corner of 12th and San Jacinto). The first two hours of parking are free of charge. Vehicles may enter from either 12th or 13th Street. The garage is bordered by San Jacinto and Trinity.

page last updated: 17 Sep 2019 4:32 PM