How to Research at the Briscoe Center
The Briscoe Center’s Reading Room serves as a hub for researchers using the Center’s vast collection of archival material. All materials at the Briscoe Center are non-circulating, meaning materials cannot be checked out and are for using on-site only. Visitors to the reading room must register and agree to the Center’s policies to gain access to the facility and request materials for viewing. Our reference staff is eager to assist our visitors with finding relevant materials and navigating our collections. Reference kiosks on site feature searchable databases and indexes for most of the Center’s holdings. Researchers at the Briscoe Center also enjoy access to a variety of tools and equipment to aid their discovery.
If you are unable to physically visit the Briscoe Center reading room, and require a proxy researcher to research on your behalf, please consult one of the proxy researchers available on the proxy researcher list. If you are interested in becoming a proxy researcher, please fill out this survey.
Another option is to call our reference staff at (512) 495-4166 and leave a message. A reference staff member will get back in touch with you.
If you need help locating materials, or have questions about our policies or services, you can Contact Us.