810 Guadalupe St.
Austin, TX 78701
Tuesday – Saturday:
10 AM – 6 PM
12 PM – 6 PM
Each center is staffed with librarians and interns who can assist users with their technological and informational needs. Young people in the Connected Youth Centers are encouraged to read and discover Library resources, get to know Library staff, and find a place for themselves within the Library.
Programs, activities, and events encourage:
You can do many things at a Connected Youth center. We offer activities, crafts, and assistance as you explore your interests. Printing is free at Connected Youth centers, making them a great place to do homework as well as enjoy free time.
Each of the locations below has a dedicated Connected Youth Center, where young people 10-18 can enjoy the services mentioned above.
Connected Youth continues a grant initiative going all the way back to 2000. In 2000, The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, the City of Austin and the Austin Public Library Foundation established ten Wired for Youth Centers. The City of Austin and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation committed funds for staff, operations and computer equipment for and the Austin Public Library Foundation raised funds for children's and young adult materials system-wide.
Centers were opened at the Carver, Manchaca Road, Oak Springs (Willie Mae Kirk), Ruiz, St. John, Southeast, Terrazas, University Hills and Windsor Park Branches, as well as the Faulk Central Library. These formed the starting point for the Connected Youth Centers we have to this day.