810 Guadalupe St.
Austin, TX 78701
Tuesday – Saturday:
10 AM – 6 PM
12 PM – 6 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 Oak Springs 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.
The Oak Springs Branch was renamed the Willie Mae Kirk Branch after Mrs. Willie Mae “Ankie” Kirk, a woman who has donated most of her life to public service in the Austin community. Through her 12 years as a Library Commissioner, Kirk worked tirelessly to improve Library facilities and was a champion for all of APL’s branches.
Willie Mae Kirk Branch -- Technology Assistant
The Technology Assistant helps library users with a wide range of computer-related topics, including job seekers in the community, by providing access to technology and training. Take advantage of One-on-One assistance provided by our Technology Assistant. One hour slots are available daily. Computer assistance is free and open to the public. Call (512) 974-9920 to schedule an appointment.