Yarborough Branch


Yarborough Branch

Sunday: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The earliest iteration of the Yarborough Branch began in 1956 with the opening of the Northwest Branch at 5923 Burnet Road. It was moved in 1964 to the Allandale Shopping Center and renamed the Allandale Branch. In 1981, having outgrown that space, it was relocated to property within the North Loop Center and was renamed the North Loop Branch. Finally in 1988, after a brief stint on North Loop West, the branch was moved to a rental space at 2210 Hancock Drive where it remained until the Yarborough Branch opened in 1999 in the former Americana Theatre. Upon request of one of the local neighborhood associations, the branch was named in honor of the late U.S. Senator from Texas, Ralph W. Yarborough.

Whether browsing the stacks or picking up holds at Yarborough, be sure to look up and take in Flights of Fancy, a mixed-media piece combining mobile, sculpture and mural by Marla Camp and Dayna Beard-Isensee, part of the Austin Art in Public Places program.

The Yarborough Branch is located in Council District 7 of the City of Austin.

West image with 2017 artisit
WEST Austin Studio Tour

May 13 - 14 & 20 - 21

Free WEST catalogs available at any Austin Public Library location starting MAY 1, 2017
while supplies last
MAY 1 − JUNE 30, 2017, visit participating branches on the WEST side of Austin to view the works of local artists.
The WEST Austin Studio Tour is free and open to the public. For more information about the art exhibits at the Austin Public Library contact Carlos Brondo at 512-974-7753 or visit library.austintexas.gov.
Clockwise, from top left:
Tim Kerr Yarborough Branch
Nancy Grobe Pleasant Hill Branch
Jose Acosta Little Walnut Creek
Art from the Streets North Village Branch
Pat Molina Twin Oaks Branch
Larry Goode Recycled Reads