Ruiz Branch

Ruiz Branch

512-974-7500
Monday - Thursday10 AM - 9 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday2 PM - 6 PM

The Daniel E. Ruiz Branch was once the Riverside Drive Branch, at the time one of the smallest branches in the Austin Public Library system. The Branch got its start in November of 1968 when APL opened the Montopolis Branch in a neighborhood shopping center at 735 Montopolis Drive. It replaced a busy APL bookmobile that for over a year was stationed outside a nearby community center. In 1983, having outgrown the space, the Montopolis Branch was moved to the Rivertowne Mall and renamed the Riverside Drive Branch. In 1991, after receiving a federal grant in 1990 to open a Job Information Center which demanded more space, the Branch moved to a new location within the Riverside Place Shopping Center. The Job Information Center was retired in 1996. In 1998, Austin citizens voted to replace the facility with one of the largest APL branches to date. The new 15,000 square-foot facility opened in January 2004 as the Daniel E. Ruiz Branch, located at Riverside Drive and Grove Boulevard.

Upcoming Events at the Ruiz Branch

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

5:30 PM Lego Lab

Monday, August 11, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

5:30 PM Drawing Club

Monday, August 18, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Cover of the book Barchester Towers
By Anthony Trollope ; text edited by Michael Sadleir and Frederick Page ; introduction and notes by John Sutherland ; with illustrations by Edward Ardizzone.
This 1857 sequel to The Warden wryly chronicles the struggle for control of the English diocese of Barchester. The evangelical but not particularly competent new bishop is Dr. Proudie, who with his awful wife and oily curate, Slope, maneuver for power. The Warden and Barchester Towers are part of Trollope's Barsetshire series, in which some of the same characters recur.