North Village Branch


North Village 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

On August 2, 1971, the Austin Public Library officially opened its North Village Branch in storefront property within the North Village Shopping Center. The conveniently located 3,000-square-foot facility replaced an APL mobile trailer that for some time had been busily checking out books from the shopping center parking lot. The library moved only once in its 30-year history, in 1990, when it shifted a few doors down to a larger space within the Center, expanding to 5,000 square feet. In the 1998 City of Austin Bond Election, voters approved funding for the land acquisition, design, and construction of the North Village Branch Replacement Project to better serve the growing populations of the north central Austin neighborhoods. The Grand Opening of the new North Village Branch was held on Saturday, May 30, 2009. The Branch was patterned after the “library for the future” model, a library design concept which borrows many of its characteristics from upscale bookstores. Today, the North Village Branch features an express area furnished with automated self-check equipment, a sizeable children’s area and teen center, lots of sunshine and natural light, and a very “green” building complete with a rainwater harvesting system for irrigation, rooftop solar panels for electrical power generation and xeriscape landscaping incorporating native plants.

There are two pieces by Kathleen Ash in the North Village Branch. Sea of Knowledge can be found in the browsing area of the branch and Read More Books is in the adult reading area. These pieces are part of the Austin Art in Public Places Program.

The North Village Branch is located in Council District 7 of the City of Austin.

West image with 2017 artisit
WEST Austin Studio Tour

May 13 - 14 & 20 - 21

Free WEST catalogs available at any Austin Public Library location starting MAY 1, 2017
while supplies last
MAY 1 − JUNE 30, 2017, visit participating branches on the WEST side of Austin to view the works of local artists.
The WEST Austin Studio Tour is free and open to the public. For more information about the art exhibits at the Austin Public Library contact Carlos Brondo at 512-974-7753 or visit
Clockwise, from top left:
Tim Kerr Yarborough Branch
Nancy Grobe Pleasant Hill Branch
Jose Acosta Little Walnut Creek
Art from the Streets North Village Branch
Pat Molina Twin Oaks Branch
Larry Goode Recycled Reads