Plan Your Visit

We look forward to working with you when you visit the archives. If you plan to use the archives for research, please contact us at least a day before you arrive.

The Baylor Collections of Political Materials is located on the first floor in the W. R. Poage Legislative Library Center at 201 Baylor Avenue. The red "Xs" on the map below indicate entrance doors. Researchers should meet the archivist in the Reading Room. Please call if you need directions or would like to arrange a tour. Phone 254-710-3540 or email

Prior to your research visit, please familiarize yourself with the following guidelines:

Parking for Poage Library on a Map

Planning to Park?

Please check Baylor University's Visitor Parking Requirements prior to your departure.

From Interstate 35 in Waco, take the University Parks exit (exit 335B). To park in the parking garage, turn right on Dutton Avenue or at the next stoplight and park in a space marked for visitor parking on the first floor. More visitor parking is available at the Wiethorn Visitors Center, the next right after the parking garage. Notice: 3rd Street is one-way from Baylor Avenue to Dutton, and is closed in front of the Moody Library.

Planning to Drop Off?

From Interstate 35 in Waco, take the University Parks Drive exit (exit 335B). Turn right at the Baylor University Sign across from the Mayborn Museum (Baylor Ave.). Follow the drive around the Jones Library (a one-way campus street). Just past the building, take a left into the loading dock road and stop at the library door on the left. The Reading Room is to the left on the first floor.

General Directions to Baylor University

University Libraries

One Bear Place #97148
Waco, TX 76798-7148

(254) 710-6702