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Mission

The primary purpose of the Legislative Reference Library is to satisfy the reference and research needs of the Legislature, its staff, and its committees. Whenever possible within this framework, the library will assist the public and other state agencies with legislative research.

  • Contact us
    Provides hours of operation, address, phone numbers, wireless access information, directions and other information useful for contacting or visiting the library.
  • The Legislative Reference Library Board
    A six-member Legislative Library Board controls and administers the functions of the library
  • Library collection
    Learn about the library's collection of legislative research materials.
  • Historical room treatment
    Discover the historical architectural features and furnishings of the library.
  • Library staff
    A list of the staff at the Legislative Reference Library.
  • Tours and workshops
    Individual or group tours and workshops are available.
  • Library web policies
    A description of the library's disclaimer regarding information in this site, the privacy and security practices regarding information collected from visitors to the site, including what information is collected and how that information is used, and the library's policy for linking to external sites.
  • Library social media policy
    A description of the library's social media policy, including its policy on moderation, linking, public and private information, intellectual property rights and accessibility.
  • Employment opportunities
  • Where the Money Goes
    An online database of state expenditures created by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.