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Library and Archives


Our mission is to collect, preserve, organize, and make accessible materials that document the history of San Antonio and South Central Texas with an emphasis on historic buildings, objects, places, and customs. The library is open to the public, as well as to the members and staff of the Conservation Society.


Dear Library Patrons,

The library is moving! We will be closing temporarily to prepare for the move to the Society’s new headquarters in the Courand House, 1146 S. Alamo Street, in the King William Historic District.

The last day I will be able to provide service in person, or answer research requests by phone or email, is Wednesday, November 22, 2023.

You will be able to use the library’s webpages as long as our server remains active. Our Research Links are organized alphabetically by topic and can help direct you to other online and local resources.

Thank you for your patience in the coming months. I look forward to the library reopening in 2024! Please note, the actual date will depend on our progress.

Best regards,

Beth Standifird,
Research Librarian

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107 King William Street
San Antonio, Texas 78204
Telephone (210) 224-6163
FAX (210) 224-6168
Beth Standifird, Research Librarian


Hours – By Appointment Only

Monday – Thursday, 9:30 AM to noon and 1:00 to 3:30 PM.
Closed major holidays.

Parking & Access

Free parking is available on the grounds. Please go to the back door (off the side yard).  Call 210-224-6163  and staff will let you in.

The library on the third floor of the Wulff House is only accessible by stairs, however ADA accommodations are available on the ground floor of the adjacent Stuemke Barn building

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