Austin Public Library Tightens Belt, Introduces New Branch Hours

The Austin Public Library introduces a staggered branch closures as part of its 2008/2009 budget

Nobody's safe these days from the great battering ram of the imploding economy, and that, sadly, includes our public libraries. The Austin Public Library will put into effect this week a rotating schedule of one-day-a-week closures for each of its 20 branches. (Downtown's Faulk Central Library will keep its regular hours.)

A press release sent out late last week announcing the measure stated that "funds from the one day closures will be reallocated in the areas of custodial, security, maintenance and the materials budget for the library system." The release also reassured that the branches' days' off would be staggered so that no neighborhood would be without service.

Schedule of closures at geographically paired libraries after the jump. For more on APL, check out their website here.

Closed Thursdays: Howson (2500 Exposition)
Closed Fridays: Old Quarry (7051 Village Center Dr.)

Closed Thursdays: North Village (2139 W. Anderson Ln.)
Closed Fridays: Yarborough (2200 Hancock Dr.)

Closed Thursdays: Hampton Branch at Oak Hill (5125 Convict Hill Rd.)
Closed Fridays: Manchaca (5500 Manchaca Rd.)

Closed Thursdays: Oak Springs (3101 Oak Springs Dr.)
Closed Fridays: Carver (1161 Angelina)

Closed Thursdays: St. John (7500 Blessing Ave.)
Closed Fridays: Little Walnut (835 W. Rundberg)

Closed Thursdays: Southeast (5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd.)
Closed Fridays: Pleasant Hill (211 W. William Cannon)

Closed Thursdays: Spicewood (8637 Spicewood Springs Rd.)
Closed Fridays: Milwood (12500 Amherst Dr. )

Closed Thursdays: Terrazas (1105 E. Cesar Chavez St.)
Closed Fridays: Cepeda (651 N. Pleasant Valley Rd. )

Closed Thursdays: Twin Oaks (2301 S. Congress Ave.)
Closed Fridays: Ruiz (1600 Grove Blvd. )

Closed Thursdays: Windsor Park (5833 Westminster Dr.)
Closed Fridays: University Hills (4721 Loyola Ln.)

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