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Anticipating the reopening of the reading room at the state library, I went by TSLAC’s table at the book festival a couple of weeks ago to inquire. I wasn’t expecting bad news. The official word, they *hope* to have the renovation complete in 2010. At least two more years?! I suspect a budget snafu somewhere.

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Tomorrow I’m off to the state library to do a little research before they pack up most of the genealogy collection and put it in off-site storage. The Lorenzo de Zavala building is being renovated.

Here is the architect’s rendering of the new reading room. It looks like they will need to tear out the interior of the room as it is now, including the floor that divides the first and second floors. I have no idea how long this will take but am prepared for a long wait. I know, boo hoo, I’m spoiled rotten. Very few people have the luxury of a collection like this. If you live in Dallas or Houston, then maybe you have some idea…but then again, we have stuff like Travis’ letter from the Alamo.

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