Manchaca Road Branch

Manchaca Road Branch

512-974-8700
Monday - Thursday10 AM - 9 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday2 PM - 6 PM

The Manchaca Road Branch was originally built in 1974, not as a neighborhood branch, but as a city-owned regional branch for South Austin and Southwest Travis County. The Branch's "regional identity" was eventually dropped in the late 1980s as the Austin Public Library moved towards equalizing services among all branches. Since then, the Branch has expanded and deepened its role within the South Austin community.

Upcoming Events at the Manchaca Road Branch

Monday, October 27, 2014

3:30 PM Crafternoon

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

6:00 PM Night Crafters

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

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