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Cepeda Public Library

The Cepeda Branch pulls off a neat trick: It's a secluded hideaway and a community landmark at the same time. You can't get much more accessible than Seventh & Pleasant Valley, but the plaza-like grounds and assertive yet inviting structure (both nearly hidden from the busy intersection) suggest something more cloistered and hallowed - perfectly in keeping with the mission of a library, even as the high-profile project enriches this East Austin crossroads.

Austin Public Library
Cepeda Branch Library, 651 N. Pleasant Valley, 512/974-7372
Terrazas Branch Library, 1105 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/974-3625
Twin Oaks Branch Library, 1800 S. Fifth, 512/974-9980
Hampton Branch Library, 5125 Convict Hill Rd., 512/974-9900
Spicewood Springs Library, 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd., 512/974-3800
Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez, 512/974-7400
Carver Branch Library, 1161 Angelina, 512/974-1010

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