Terrazas Branch

Terrazas Branch

512-974-3625
Monday - Wednesday10 AM - 9 PM
ThursdayClosed
Friday10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
SundayClosed

Although the Terrazas Branch of the Austin Public Library opened its doors over 30 years ago on January 15, 1976, the Branch has a history that spans over 40 years. It began back in 1961 with the opening of the Pan-American Station in a small room within the Pan-American Recreation Center on E. Third Street. Then in 1969, having well outgrown its space at the Center, the Branch was moved to a 2,000 square-foot storefront facility at the corner of Canadian and E. First Streets, and renamed the Canadian Street Branch. Seven years later, the branch moved to its own, 5,400 square-foot building on E. César Chávez Street. The Branch was named “Terrazas” in honor of Henry S. Terrazas, a young Marine from East Austin who died in 1966 while fighting a forest fire.

What you will find at the Terrazas Branch:

  • a meeting room
  • a New Immigrant Center with computers and materials for to learn English and study for the US citizenship exam
  • three Spanish speaking staff members
  • outstanding collections of graphic novels for youth and adults
  • a Teen Center Computer lab and regular programs for youth
  • a large collection of books and audio-visual materials in Spanish for children and adults
  • a large collection of DVDs for adults including classic films, cult favorites and recent releases

Upcoming Events at the Terrazas Branch

Monday, October 27, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

7:00 PM Talk Time

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

7:00 PM Talk Time

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014