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We are located in the South East side of "downtown" Austin; on the northbound interstate frontage road of IH35, just north of the river where Lambie Street intersects the frontage road.

We need volunteers who are interested in long-term commitments to help "staff" our existing hours (Thursdays and Saturdays from 2-6 pm) and to help expand those days / hours in the near future.

Regular tasks include helping to process donated collection materials; unpacking, stamping, cataloging, shelving, etc., as well as maintaining and organizing our existing shelves of circulating and non-circulating materials.

Several other projects need help in the near future, including working with our thousands of periodicals and paper files, as well as upcoming outreach projects ranging from greeting attendees at future lectures and open house events, to help with Social Media, "Little Free Library" seeding, and much more!

The building is locked weekday evenings and weekends, so you will need to RSVP ahead of time so we know when to expect your arrival. You will also need to call us at (512) 842-9046 when you arrive so that we can come downstairs and let you into the building.
‚Äč We look forward to meeting you and working with you to help make our organization the best it can be.

Thanks for your interest and support!

NOTE: Due to space, staffing, workflow issues, we can only accommodate a maximum of 3 volunteers simultaneously during each of these volunteer work sessions. Thank you for your understanding.

- SMiles Lewis

Founder & President of the 501c3 nonprofit
Scientific Anomaly Institute (Anomaly Archives)


No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.



55 North IH35, Suite 260, AUSTIN, TX 78702, US

Mission Statement

The Anomaly Archives is the lending library of the Scientific Anomaly Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks: * Preservation and dissemination of scientific research into anomalous phenomena * Research and analysis of accumulated collections * Education of the public regarding scientific investigations into these phenomena Purposes of the Institute: * Managing and developing an archive and library for documents and literature with regards to a multi-disciplinary approach to anomalous phenomena, * Supporting, promoting and pursuing research to obtain increased knowledge about anomalous phenomena, and * Pursuing and stimulating a critical, scientific discussion of anomalous phenomena, and providing a forum for information, support, and sharing among researchers while, * Functioning as the archives and library for like-minded organizations, and other groups in the community that have similar interests.


Our collection houses thousands of books as well as research materials such as, videos, documents, magazines, and personal correspondence. Along with the S.A.I. collection, we also curate the archival collections of Austin MUFON (Mutual UFO Network), and INACS (Institute for Neuroscience And Consciousness Studies), and previously those of Austin IONS (Institute Of Noetic Sciences) and JSA (Jung Society of Austin). We house many great books that discuss a wide range of scientific subjects including:

  • UFOs and Ufology
  • Consciousness
  • Parapsychology
  • Fortean Phenomena
  • Cryptozoology
  • ParaPolitical Science
  • Human Potential
  • Jungian Theory


Thu Aug 01, 2019 - Tue Dec 31, 2019
02:00 PM - 06:00 PM  


55 IH35, Suite 260Austin, TX 78702



  • Library Sciences
  • Administrative Support
  • Data Entry
  • Anthropology
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research




  • Must be at least 18
  • Preferably 2-4 hour blocks of time.

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