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APL Mobile Library Fleet

Austin Public Library’s new fleet of bookish transportation – including a book bus, book trike, and book trailer – proves that everything is better on wheels, even books. Occasionally, these mobile libraries appear at special events like the monthly Nerd Nite at the North Door and storytime in the park, but day-to-day you can find them parked in front of local libraries closed for renovations. Housing a collection of materials specially curated based on the neighborhood, the fleet allows communities to maintain their access to books and information even when their main library building is closed.

Austin Public Library
Terrazas Branch Library, 1105 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/472-7312
Twin Oaks Branch Library, 1800 S. Fifth
Oak Hill Branch Library, 5125 Convict Hill, 512/892-6680
Ralph W. Yarborough Library, 2200 Hancock, 512/454-7208
Will Hampton Branch Library, 5125 Convict Hill Rd.
710 W. César Chávez, 512/974-7475

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