Austin Central Library Named One of the Greatest Places in the World by TIME

Austin Central Library has been selected as one of TIME Magazine's 2018 World's Greatest Places! Culled from over 1,200 editor and expert nominations from around the world, the list highlights 100 destinations that are breaking new ground, leading industry trends and offering visitors an extraordinary experience.

To create the list, TIME solicited nominations across a variety of categories – including museums, parks, restaurants and hotels. TIME evaluated each one based on several key factors, including quality, originality, innovation, sustainability and influence. The result is a list as diverse as the world it reflects, with entries spanning six continents and 48 countries.

Austin Central Library is the only library listed from the United States and one of only three featured in the world.

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About Austin Central Library
The Austin Central Library provides access to knowledge through cutting-edge technology, extensive print and digital collections and dynamic and enriching programming for the entire community. The building is designed to adapt to new technology and the needs of future generations. It incorporates flexible and blended spaces that focus on the electronic delivery of information.

Cozy areas for reading and shared learning rooms that can be used for classes and workshops, as well as expansive areas for community gatherings and events, have been incorporated into the design. Customers can read the latest bestseller or get some work done on their laptops while enjoying the fresh air and breathtaking view from the reading porches overlooking Shoal Creek and Lady Bird Lake. 

About Austin Public Library
The Austin Public Library provides knowledge, technology and inspiration to the Austin community. The Library is a hub of books and education, a meeting place of minds and an incubator of ideas. For more information about the Austin Public Library visit