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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.

Explore the Online Catalog

Explore Historic Site Surveys

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Virtual Exhibits

These online exhibits feature historic photos, documents, and maps from our growing digital collections and provide fascinating glimpses into various aspects of San Antonio history.

Portal to Texas History

The library is a proud partner of the Portal to Texas History, operated by the University of North Texas.  The Portal provides free online access to Texas historical materials from libraries and museums across the state.  The Ernst Raba Collection is the first of our photographic collections to be featured in the Portal.  We will be adding images until all 246 in the collection are posted!

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


We are closed in compliance with the Stay at Home, Work Safe order.

Limited assistance is available by e-mailing:  All requests that can’t be answered using online resources will be addressed when normal work resumes.  Thank you for your patience.

Hours – Suspended

Monday – Thursday, 9:30 AM to noon and 1:00 to 3:30 PM
Friday – by appointment only.
Closed major holidays and on April 24, 2020.

Parking & Access

Free parking is available on the grounds.

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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