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.

Our library is a congressionally designated selective depository for United States government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law (Title 44 of the United States Code).

State Law Library Board

As per section 91.003 of the Government Code, the library is administered by the State Law Library Board. The current board members are:

Justice Jeffrey S. Boyd
Supreme Court of Texas
Supreme Court Building-A
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 463-1312

Presiding Judge Sharon Keller, Chair
Court of Criminal Appeals
Supreme Court Building
201 W. 14th Street, Room 106
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 463-1551

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

Contact Us

Do you have a legal question or need assistance from a law librarian? Please use our Ask a Librarian service.

For all other inquiries, please contact us. You can reach us by e-mail, telephone, mail, or in person at the library in Austin.

Physical Location and Directions

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

The 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.

Patrons with a disabled parking placard or license can park for free at any of the Capitol parking meters. Please see the Texas State Preservation Board's Accessibility Guide for more information on accessing the Capitol.

page last updated: 19 Jul 2023 5:00 PM