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Archives and Special Collections

Access to Archives and Special Collections

Start your research with the Texas Archival Resources Online (TARO) (finding aids) and the UT Libraries catalog (books and other cataloged materials).

UT Libraries Special Collections will be available by appointment beginning February 1, 2022.


Benson Latin American Collection

The Benson Latin American Collection Rare Books Reading Room is open Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Researchers may make an appointment via the Patron Visit Form. To contact Benson Latin American Special Collections, email Email general questions to


Architecture & Planning Library and Alexander Architectural Archives

The Architecture and Planning Library and Alexander Architectural Archives are temporarily moved from Battle Hall during the 2021/2022 academic year. UT Austin affiliates and courtesy borrowers may request circulating materials to be picked up at PCL via the library catalog. Archival materials, rare books, and other non-circulating items may be requested by appointment at the Collections Deposit Library. For access to the Alexander Architectural Archives, email For access to Architecture & Planning Library Special Collections and questions regarding the library, email 



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