Library Tours

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Library tours will be offered during the Annual Meeting to showcase a variety of Austin area libraries. Each set of tours will require bus transportation and include visits to two libraries; attendees are responsible for nonrefundable transportation fees. Advance registration is required for all tours by June 19 and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Due to limited availability, please sign up for only one tour. Tours are subject to cancellation if there is insufficient registration.

Each tour will be met with a tour guide from the Local Arrangements Committee. Attendees will be required to walk a short distance between libraries and are advised to wear sun protection and carry a bottle of water. Photo IDs are required for all tours.

LBJ Presidential Library / The University of Texas Tarlton Law Library

Saturday, July 15 • 1:15-4:30 p.m.
$17.50 bus transportation fee and admittance to the LBJ Presidential Library (nonrefundable)

Tour the LBJ Presidential Library and the Tarlton Law Library, located on the northeast corner of the University of Texas at Austin campus. Travel back in time at the LBJ Presidential Library, whose core collection consists of personal objects owned, used, bought, or worn by the president and first lady, all donated by President Johnson under the Presidential Libraries Act (1955). These objects include the clothing worn by the President and First Lady at the 1964 inauguration, pens, paper, and chairs used in the Oval Office, the desk used for the signing of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, and thousands of objects related to their daily lives, official duties, and political events. Then, glimpse the future at the Tarlton Law Library. This historic library has just undergone a renovation to meet the needs of the next generation of legal researchers, while preserving its collection of rare books and manuscripts.  Additionally, the library is home to unique displays and art objects from across the world.

A library tour guide will meet registrants at the bus loading zone at the Trinity and 4th Street entrance of the Austin Convention Center (outside of the solar atrium) at 1:15 p.m.; the bus will depart at 1:30 p.m. Once the tour concludes, the bus will depart from the LBJ Presidential Library at 4:15 p.m., returning to the convention center at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Maximum number of participants: 50

Texas State Law Library / Legislative Reference Library of Texas

Monday, July 17 • 2:15-6:30 p.m. (includes a hosted reception)
$12.50 bus transportation fee (nonrefundable)

The Texas State Law Library is a public library that 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. Tour the physical library and then "tour" its portal to legal resources made available throughout the state. The Legislative Reference Library of Texas is in the process of digitizing the bill files to complete the Texas legislative archive system. See the library's space in the John Regan Building and get a behind-the-scenes tour of this innovative work. Continue on to the main Legislative Reference Library located in the beautifully restored Texas State Capitol Building, widely recognized as one of the nation's most distinguished state capitols. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986. Both libraries will cap off the tours by hosting a reception on the Legislative Reference Library's north balcony.

A library tour guide will meet registrants at the bus loading zone at the Trinity and 4th Street entrance of the Austin Convention Center (outside of the solar atrium) at 2:00 p.m.; the bus will depart at 2:15 p.m. Once the reception concludes, the bus will depart from the State Capitol Complex at 6:15 p.m., returning to the convention center at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Maximum number of participants: 50