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

Saturday, October 25, 2014

3:30 PM Cómo acampar

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

5:30 PM Lego Lab

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

5:30 PM Drawing Club

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