The precursor to the modern Austin Public Library started in 1926 by the efforts of Grace Delano Clark with 500 volumes and 1,800 square feet of space. Since then, the system has expanded to twenty branches including a Central Branch in 1979 and another proposed Central Library to open in 2014. There are 483,099 card holders and 1,465,765 items.
What are some services provided by the Austin Public Library?
The Austin Public Library offers bilingual information and special equipment for individuals with disabilities. Like many other libraries they maintain collections of multimedia and provided free computers and wireless internet. Faulk Central Branch, as well as many other branches offer key community services such as small business advice and computer training and New Immigrants Centers. Services provided at the Immigrants Center included English conversational practice space, legal and employment assistant and information on the processes to become a US citizen.
One may access the Library catalogue and a number of research databases at the Austin Public Library website.
How do I contact the Austin Public Library?
If you live in Austin, you may dial 311 to get in contact with the library or dial (512)-974-2000 for individuals not living in Austin.
Main website – https://www.ci.austin.tx.us/library/
Calendar of Events – https://www.ci.austin.tx.us/library/calendar.htm
Locations and Hours: https://www.ci.austin.tx.us/library/map.htm