Carver Branch

Carver Branch

Sunday: Closed
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The George Washington Carver Branch has a unique place in Austin Public Library's history. The original Carver Branch is now the George Washington Carver Museum. In 1933 when a newly constructed building replaced the original wooden frame building as the Central Library, the original building was moved to 1165 Angelina St., resurfaced with brick and termed Austin Public Library’s first branch. It was also the first Library location to serve black citizens. Today the Carver Branch is the regular meeting spot for many community groups. It is also home to the Library’s only circulating record collection.

The Carver Branch is home to two pieces from the Austin Art in Public Places collection: A River Runs Thru Us by Freddie McCoo and Voyage to Soulsville (A Sesquicentennial Mural) by John Fisher.

In 2014, the George Washington Carver Branch received a grant from the Texas Book Festival to purchase and replace titles in the Special African-American Collection.

Carver Computer and Job Search Center
The Carver Computer and Job Search Center assists job seekers in the community by providing one-on-one access to technology and training. Job seekers can take advantage of instruction provided by Library staff as well as classes taught by staff and community volunteers.

Carver Computer and Job Search Center HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday - Thursday 10 AM - 8 PM
Friday - Saturday 11 AM - 4 PM
Sunday: Closed