In May of 2017, City of San Antonio voters approved a bond proposition to fund a $700,000 partial renovation of the Texana/Genealogy area. These funds will be used to renovate the existing vault with a new climate control system and higher capacity shelving; implement best professional practices through other fixtures and equipment that allow proper archiving and preservation of rare and valuable materials; and activate efforts to facilitate better public access to these materials. Private resources will enhance this project and refresh the existing space to improve the functionality for researchers, consultation with professional staff and access to the collection. Innovative space reallocation will improve line of sight, safety, and staff engagement with visitors. A complete transformation of space and the creation of a world class Texana / Genealogy Resource Center is currently under way.
Please note: During this renovation, the 6th floor of Central Library is closed to the public. Texana/Genealogy services and a limited selection of special collections are now available on the first floor of Central Library across from the main circulation desk during regular library business hours. Texana services are not available on Mondays.