Texas Libraries are the bustling hub in the center of your community and the key to success in our ever-growing information based economy.
Protecting documents, manuscripts, prints, films and photographs helps to preserve the collective memory of the people of Texas.
The Friends of Libraries and Archives of Texas believes in the power of collective giving to support educational efforts for all citizens of the Lone Star State.
The Friends of Libraries & Archives of Texas is a statewide nonprofit organization chartered to support libraries and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, located on the grounds of our State Capitol. We believe that libraries are keys to the preservation of Texas’ history. We welcome all generations to join us as we invest in Texas’ libraries through literary awareness events, grants, school programs and book festivals celebrating continued education and Texas’ rich documentary heritage. We support special archival exhibits at the State Library and Archives, which holds millions of historic artifacts — from rare maps and films to historic letters. The Friends also provides opportunities to volunteer for statewide literary events and fundraisers, uniting people who share a love of learning in their communities. Membership is free and we welcome you to Become a Friend!
How Can I Make a Difference?
Become a Lifetime Member
Your $1,000 membership in the Friends of Libraries & Archives of Texas enhances and supports the outstanding programs and services of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Help Endow the Preservation Fund
Your Contribution of any amount will help create an endowment to preserve and safeguard the historical records contained in the Texas Archives.
Sponsor a Scholarship in Residence
Support scholarly research in Texas history and related topics through extended access to TSLAC resources. ($5,000 to $10,000 supports one scholar per year.)
Adopt Texas History
A targeted gift can make a portion of the archives come alive by supporting our efforts to conserve these resources and make them more accessible.
Support the Texas Center for the Book
An affliate of the U.S. Center for the Book at the Library of Congress, promoting the importance of books, reading literacy, and library use for all Texans.
Create a lifeline to reading in the Talking Book Program
Imagine not being able to read due to a visual impairment or physical disability. The Talking Book Program provides that link to thousands statewide.