Faulk Central Library

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 present Central Library building was constructed in 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. As the main library, Faulk Central serves as the reference and collection backbone for the entire Austin Public Library system. There are City Pay-to-Park spaces in the lot between the Faulk Central Library and the Austin History Center, and other parking options are available..

Upcoming Events at the Faulk Central Library

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

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