To make a tour reservation for a group of 15 or more, please complete this online form. Groups smaller than 15 are welcome to visit without reservations. Please note: Reservations are filled in the order in which they are received. Our Visitor Services department will contact you shortly after you make your reservation for a final confirmation.
Before making any reservations, please read through the information below.
Update, April 18, 2019: Due to the high volume of tour requests, we are completely booked for guided tours through August 2019. Self-guided tours are available on a space-available basis through Sept. 1, 2019. Thank you for understanding.
We are taking guided and self-guided tour requests for the 2019-2020 school year. We highly suggest booking as far in advance as you are able to.
Type of tours and availability: School groups may choose a self-guided or guided tour. Either is available free of charge to school groups, including students and school staff, on weekdays with advance reservations. Guided tours are only available September through May.
Group size: Due to limited space in our exhibitions and time restraints, tours cannot be provided to groups smaller than 15 or larger than 60 (this includes 60 students plus chaperones) at a time.
When to reserve: If you would like a guided tour, we ask that you make your reservation at least six weeks in advance.
If you would like a self-guided tour, we ask that you make your reservation at least three weeks in advance.
We are unable to accommodate self-guided and guided tour reservations with less than the above-noted advance notices.
Start times and tour lengths: Start times for tours must be between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. School tours generally last 90 minutes.
Student supervision: One adult, 18 or older, is required per 8 students.
- Groups should review our Group Visit Packet prior to arriving at the Library.
Bus scholarships. Made possible through the generous support of our Amplify Austin donors, we are also now offering bus scholarships to economically disadvantaged Pre-K-12 grade schools through the 2019 school year. Transportation costs up to $250 will be reimbursed. Apply today!
For more information about additional programs available for middle and high school students, as well as college/university groups, please visit our Education page.
- Type of tours and availability: We do not offer guided tours to adult groups as our exhibitions lend themselves well to self-guided tours for adults.
- Group size: Due to limited space in our exhibitions and time restraints, tours cannot be provided to groups smaller than 15 or larger than 60 at a time.
- When to reserve: For a self-guided tour, we ask that you make your reservation at least three weeks in advance. We are unable to accommodate tour reservations with less than a three-week advance notice.
- Cost: Special group rates of $7 per adult and $5 per senior are available with your advance reservation.
Please contact our Volunteer and Visitor Services Office at [email protected] or (512) 721-0184.