Welcome to the Materials Lab.

We are a multidisciplinary resource dedicated to hands-on and in-depth material investigation, wherever that may take us.  Our circulating library of material samples is the largest of its kind in the world.  

Looking for materials?

Search our online database or visit our collection of 29,000+ samples in person. Due to temporary relocation of the collection in response to social distance learning, the library is currently at half-capacity. Fall 2020 visiting hours for the UT community are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9am - 12pm and Tuesdays from 1 - 4pm, through November 20. For digital assistance with Materials Lab resources, email us at materialslab@austin.utexas.edu.


Materials Lab events in Fall 2020 will be virtual. View upcoming and past events here.