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. Spring 2021 visiting hours for the UT community are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 - 5pm, starting February 1. For digital assistance with Materials Lab resources, email us at materialslab@austin.utexas.edu.


Materials Lab events in Spring 2021 will be virtual. View upcoming and past events here.