Architectural drawing of Central Library
About the Central Library

What's Here

  • 6 floors with 200,000 total square feet
  • 13 Shared Learning Rooms that can be used for classes, workshops, meetings, co-working, etc.
  • 589 seats throughout the building
  • 140 public use PC and Mac computers
  • 150 self-check electronic devices such as laptops and iPads
  • 50 large screens for displaying electronic information


Special Amenities


  • Platinum LEED® Certification
  • Rooftop garden with largest solar installation in downtown Austin
  • Operates 30 percent more efficiently than energy code requires
  • Energy savings equivalent to the energy needs of 130 households/year
  • Seaholm EcoDistrict self-guided audio tour

Public Art


Awards & Recognition