Sunday Hours Returning to Austin Public Library Locations Starting Sept. 11

Six Austin Public Library locations will be opening and offering services on Sundays, beginning September 11, 2022.  The Central Library, four branch libraries, and the Austin History Center will be open to the public from 12 - 5 p.m. on Sundays for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are thrilled that we will be able to return to providing library services to the Austin community seven days a week,” stated Austin Public Library Director Roosevelt Weeks. “We know that many in the community appreciated the convenience of being able to access their libraries on Sundays, and I am pleased that we have the capacity to bring back this service.”

Austin Public Library has been gradually expanding hours and services since closing in-person services in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the pandemic, several locations did offer Sunday hours, but when Austin Public Library expanded service hours in March 2022, Sunday hours could not be restored due to staffing shortages. The Library has prioritized filling vacancies as quickly as possible in order to restore Sunday services.

The six locations, which will be open to the public from 12 - 5 p.m. on Sundays starting September 11, are:

A full list of all APL locations and hours is available here: