Milwood Branch

Milwood Branch

512-974-9880
Sunday: Closed
Monday - Thursday: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The temporary Milwood Pocket Library which has been operating out of the meeting room at that location, 12500 Amherst Dr., during the ongoing renovation of the Branch, will be closed effective Monday, February 22, so that construction activities can continue. It is anticipated that, beginning on Monday, May 2, the Austin Public Library’s new bookmobile will be made fully functional and parked in front of the Milwood Branch to provide limited interim Library services to the area until construction is completed. The thoroughly renovated Milwood Branch is expected to reopen to the public on Saturday, June 4.

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.