Faulk Central Library

512-974-7400
Monday - Thursday11 AM - 8 PM
Friday - Saturday10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday12 PM - 6 PM

The Austin Public Library opened in 1926. The current Central Library building opened April 11, 1979. In 1995 the Central Library was renamed John Henry Faulk Central Library in honor of local writer and free speech hero John Henry Faulk. The Faulk Central Library supports Austin Public Library’s twenty branches providing an in-depth collection, adult and youth programs and reference resources for the entire Library system.

The sculpture outside the Faulk Central Library, Eagle II by David Deming, is part of Austin’s Art in Public Places program. More information about the sculpture can be found on the Public Art Archive. The commissioned stained glass art on the first floor is by Austin artist Damian Priour (1949-2011).

The Faulk Central Library and the Austin History Center are the only Library facilities that charge for parking. There are metered spaces in the parking lot between the Faulk Central Library and the Austin History Center, and other parking options are available. Parking is free at the parking meters Monday through Wednesday after 6 PM and free all day on Sunday.