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. Please note that Materials Lab operating hours (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm) are on pause as of Fall 2020, due to temporary relocation of the collection in response to social distance learning. 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.