Location and Contact Information

Address and phone | Hours | Wireless access | Maps/Directions | Parking

Address and phone

Reference desk and main line: (512) 463-1252

Bill status hotline (during the legislative session): (877) 824-7038 in Texas

E-mail: lrl.service@lrl.texas.gov

Fax: (512) 475-4626

The Legislative Reference Library is located on the second floor, north wing, of the State Capitol Building in Austin, Texas:


Between legislative sessions, the library is open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

The library is closed on most major holidays, except when the legislature is meeting.

Wireless access

Free public wireless Internet access is available in the Capitol Complex. Please consult the following instructions to connect to the wireless network while in the Capitol.


View Larger Map

Parking map:

Capitol Complex map

Capitol floorplan


Please note that access to the circular drive directly around the State Capitol Building is restricted. However, parking is available in the visitors parking garage located at 1201 San Jacinto Boulevard, between 12th and 13th Streets and Trinity Street and San Jacinto Boulevard (see Parking map above). As of September 1, 2010, the visitors parking garage is free for the first two hours and $1.00 for each half hour thereafter (maximum daily charge of $8.00). Rates are subject to change during special events on weekends.

In addition, metered spaces are available around the complex.

Capitol accessibility guide

For more information about the State Capitol Building, including hours, tours, and other related information, please see the "Plan A Visit" page on the State Preservation Board's website.