Milwood Branch


The Milwood Branch meeting room features an interim “pocket library” where customers can check out children’s books, pick up holds and return materials while renovation construction is in progress throughout the rest of the building. For additional information about the Milwood Branch renovation project, please call Project Coordinator, Heidi Tse at 512-974-7493 or visit

Monday - Thursday1 PM - 7 PM
Friday1 PM - 6 PM
Saturday10 AM - 5 PM

When the Milwood Branch of the Austin Public Library celebrated its grand opening on July 26, 1997, the event was not only considered a triumph, but also the end of a long road—for both the Milwood community and the Austin Public Library. In the mid-1980s, concerned citizens and neighborhood organizations began lobbying for the much needed Branch in far North Austin. Their campaign continued into the 1990s until voters finally approved funds for the branch in the 1992 bond election. The branch officially opened its doors to the public in 1997. The 8,266 square foot facility is situated on a beautiful wooded site of over seven acres. On those seven acres you will find Lori Norwood’s sculpture, Learning to Fly, part of the Austin Art in Public Places program.

Milwood Renovations

The Austin Public Library held a design review meeting with Milwood Branch customers on the evening of Wednesday, November 19. A recap of the renovation design planned for the Milwood Branch was followed by a discussion and planning of an interim “pocket library” to be offered in the Milwood Branch meeting room while renovation construction is in progress throughout the rest of the building. Public input was gathered to help prioritize services and what service hours to be offered in the pocket library. The Milwood Branch Renovation Project is now scheduled to proceed from February 1, 2015 through December 2015, with a pocket library opening to offer limited services on site by March 16, 2015.

View the Milwood Renovation Presentation from November 19, 2014.