Willie Mae Kirk Branch

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

The Willie Mae Kirk (Formerly Oak Springs) Branch opened its doors to the East Austin community on October 10, 1967. The Austin Public Library had worked for years to establish an East Austin library in addition to the Carver Branch which had served the area since 1933. The 10,000 square-foot Oak Springs (now Willie Mae Kirk) Branch was built with funds provided jointly by the City of Austin and the Texas State Library through the Federal Library Services and Construction Act. Designed by the architectural firm of Coates & Legge, the long and low building was outfitted with elevated glass panels to create an open and airy feeling on the inside.


There is a Connected Youth Teen Center for use of computers by young people ages 10 through 17.

Monday: Center Closed
Tuesday:  3:00-7:00 PM
Wednesday: 3:00 PM-8:00 PM
Thursday: Branch Closed
Friday: 2:00 PM-6:00 PM
Saturday: Center Closed
Sunday: Branch Closed


Upcoming Events at the Willie Mae Kirk Branch

Monday, April 21, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

5:00 PM Chess Club

Monday, April 28, 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

5:00 PM Chess Club

Monday, May 5, 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

5:00 PM Chess Club

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