Group Tours

Please note: Guided tours are not available June 1-Aug. 31, 2017.

Before making any reservations, please read the information below.

Student Groups
Start times for tours must be between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Guided tours are available free of charge to school groups (including students and staff) on weekdays with reservations. One adult is required per 10 students. Guided tours generally last 90 minutes and cannot be provided to groups smaller than 15 or larger than 60 students at a time. These tours are available from September through May. 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 2018 school year. Transportation costs up to $250 will be reimbursed. Apply today!

Adult Groups
Our exhibits lend themselves well to self-guided tours for adults. Guided tours are discouraged for non-school groups.

Special group rates of $7 per adult and $5 per senior are available to groups of 15 or more with reservations.

All Groups
To make a tour reservation (guided or self-guided), please complete this online form, and our Visitor Services Staff will get in touch with you. Reservations are filled in the order in which they are received. Because of limited space in the exhibit areas and time restraints, we are not able to accommodate guided tour reservations made less than six weeks before your visit. For self-guided tours, we ask for three weeks or more advance notice before your visit.

Please contact our Visitor Services Coordinator at [email protected] or (512) 721-0184 with any questions.

For more information about additional programs available for middle and high school students, as well as adult groups, please review our Education page.