Austin Public Library System Opens at 1:30 PM on Friday, May 18

Reopening Plan

Austin Public Library, Recycled Reads, and Austin History Center are closed to the public during the City’s Stay Home, Work Safe Order. All book drops are closed.

Library resources available to the public include:

Library book drops will reopen and library staff will return to buildings with the conclusion of Austin’s Stay Home, Work Safe Order in accordance with health and safety guidelines.

  • Book drops at all Library locations are open (branches closed for renovation - Yarborough and Pleasant Hill - are not available for book return)
  • Books will be collected and quarantined for 72 hours

The Library will provide curbside service at select locations, beginning with Central, Manchaca, Ruiz, Southeast, Carver, Windsor Park, University Hills, North Village, Spicewood Springs and Milwood. Locations will be added as health and safety precautions allow.

  • Book drops at all Library locations are open (branches closed for renovation - Yarborough and Pleasant Hill - are not available for book return)
  • Curbside pickup available Monday through Friday 10:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Books will be collected and quarantined for 72 hours
  • Visit the Curbside Service page for details

Library locations will open with limited customer access. Health and safety guidelines will determine opening date and access levels.

The Library will resume full-service levels at all locations. Health and safety guidelines will determine opening date and access levels.

This was originally published several months ago, so it may be out of date.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Austin Public Library System Opens at 1:30 PM on Friday, May 18

The Austin Public Library system – the Central Library, Branch Libraries, Recycled Reads and the Austin History Center – will open at 1:30 PM on Friday, May 18 to accommodate Staff Development. 

We apologize for any inconvenience. For more information call 512-974-7400, visit library.austintexas.gov or Ask a Librarian.