Terrazas Branch

Terrazas Branch

Monday - Wednesday10 AM - 9 PM
Friday10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday10 AM - 5 PM

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

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

7:00 PM Talk Time

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

4:00 PM Lego Lab

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

7:00 PM Talk Time

Monday, October 20, 2014