Answered By: Andrea Schwartz
Last Updated: Dec 14, 2016     Views: 491

If we are unable to get a book for you through interlibrary loan or if you want to get more items at once, you can try the interlibrary loan program of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC)

With TSLAC, you can:

  • Have up to 10 active requests
  • Get different formats (books, CDs, DVDs, microfilm, etc.)
  • Potentially borrow items from libraries nationwide and even internationally 
  • Make requests online

You must:

  • Register in person at TSLAC with a photo ID and proof of Texas residency
  • Pick up and return the items in person to TSLAC
  • Most items are free, but if the lending library charges, you will have to pay. TSLAC will contact you in advance to approve a fee or decline to get the item


TSLAC is located at 1201 Brazos Street, just east of the Capitol in Austin. If you have questions about their program or want to confirm availability of an item before you apply, please contact them directly: | 512-463-5455