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Our Overdue Central Library
Transit activists decry delinquent transit options
"...into the recent presentation of plans for a new Central Library. We’ve got more pictures, tidbits, and questions after..."

Sept. 29, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Beatles Tribute Crowds Central Library Rooftop
Eggmen mark 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s final show
" the Eggmen atop the roof garden of the Austin Central Library brought an at-capacity point home: Locals love..."

Jan. 31, 2019 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Checking Out Austin's New Central Library
Yes, the city’s “Library of the Future” still has books, but this 21st century facility is about so much more
"...If you want to know what Austin's new Central Library is about, start by setting aside..."

Oct. 27, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Zines on the Central Library Shelves
The city works to recognize and grow zine culture in Austin
"...I was late to explore the Central Library that opened last fall, hoping for the buzz..."

May 4, 2018 Arts Feature by Leticia Urieta

Booking Austin's Library Future
City hopes new Central Library will be global trailblazer
"...On May 9, the physical foundations were laid for Austin Public Library's future, a seven-story, riverfront Central Library that..."

May 30, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Central Library Project Update
Price tag at three times that of City Hall.
"...on the city's list of potential bond projects, the central library was the biggest, and this week the Bond..."

Nov. 18, 2005 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Austin's New Central Library
"...The exterior of Austin's new 198,000-square-foot Central Library, as seen from the "butterfly..."

Oct. 26, 2017 Photo Gallery

Central Library Design Aims for Adaptability
Architects hope new library will suit surroundings and patrons for long time to come
"...Lake, who leads the design of Austin's new central library for Lake|Flato, said the design team..."

Jan. 8, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Against Spending Too Much on a Central Library
"...Dear Editor, Ninety million for a new central library because the old one is "severely overcrowded, the..."

Nov. 1, 2006 Postmarks

Austin Public Library Is Hot
"...article "The Hot Spot," June 11 [Technology] – the Austin Public Library is hot (provides free wireless Internet access)..."

June 14, 2004 Postmarks

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
"...economy, and that, sadly, includes our public libraries. The Austin Public Library will put into effect this week a..."

Sept. 30, 2008 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

PHOTOS: Austin's New Central Library

Oct. 27, 2017 Arts Feature

At the Crossroads: Joe Nick Patoski’s Austin to ATX
Book, launching Feb. 13, tracks Austin’s evolving character
"...For Joe Nick Patoski, Austin is a city like no other, an anomalous spot..."

Feb. 11, 2019 Arts Post by Lauren Jones

The Once and Future Library
New library committed to creating community gathering space
"...feel at home in." In an early October conversation, Austin Public Library Director Brenda Branch was summarizing the goal..."

Oct. 30, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Help Shape the New Downtown Library
Public input meetings start tonight
"...public input meetings on the design of the new central library for Downtown. Lake | Flato Architects and Shepley..."

Oct. 27, 2009 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Staff Recommends Library Architect
Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek Architects and Taniguchi with Holzman Moss get preliminary nod
"...first-place choice for the architectural design of the new central library: Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek Architects and Taniguchi (both Austin..."

Oct. 31, 2008 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Lake|Flato's Impact on Austin
The firm behind the new library has changed our city's look
"...The city's Central Library that opened Oct. 28 has generated much buzz..."

Oct. 31, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Fifth Annual Austin Fermentation Fest Is Sunday
An interview about gut health, Barton Springs Mill, and pickles
"...convenience stores, half of the fries for sale in Austin seem to be topped with kimchi, and we’ve all..."

Oct. 20, 2018 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Austin @ Large: Reading the Riot Act
I want a new central library, and I want it now
" "official" role to play in the world of Austin or Texas libraries. (I went from the State Library,..."

Feb. 27, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin's Active Shelf Life
Can Our Public Library Keep Up the Pace?
"...As American urbanites, we expect a public library at our disposal, just as we expect streetlights and..."

Sept. 20, 1996 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Enjoying and Making Art at the 2019 West Austin Studio Tour
Artists offer demos, workshops, and experiences to get you in on the creative action
"...the creative process. That's evident in this year's West Austin Studio Tour, where a number of participating artists have..."

May 10, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Picks for the 2018 West Austin Studio Tour
When you head WEST, stop here
"...X. WEST Group show Austin Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez. The mother lode:..."

May 11, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Library Rock!
The city of Austin puts music in its libraries
"...about the Bright Light Social Hour, visit your local library!” It was a throwaway line BLSH used in promo..."

July 16, 2012 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Documentary Uses Virtual Reality to Explore East Austin Gentrification
Technology and social justice come together in Latinitas' film
"...It's no secret that Austin is a city undergoing a large amount of change..."

May 25, 2018 Screens Feature by Mae Hamilton

East Austin Studio Tour Made Easy
Whether you're a veteran or a rookie, get the most out of East.
"...Whether you’re a veteran of Big Medium’s 15th East Austin Studio Tour (EAST) or brand new, it can be..."

Nov. 10, 2016 Chron Events Post by Thomas Danh

Austin @ Large: Where's the Mayor?
Mayor Will Wynn visits European capitals – will anybody in Austin notice he's missing?
"...Will Wynn's tour of Europe. Fearless Leader, along with Austin Energy's Roger Duncan, will be speaking at an international..."

June 4, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Despite the outrage of the land pimps, Austin's dis-invitation to Wal-Mart is democratic, legal, and honorable.
"...designated boosters behind the Chamber of Commerce's forward-into-the-past Opportunity Austin economic recovery project, are spitting mad about Mayor Will..."

Oct. 17, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Library Fails to Carry
Commission Votes for Local Over Regional
"...expected such a huge turnout for an event most Austinites simply ignore, but more than 50 citizens turned out..."

Feb. 13, 1998 News Feature by Walter Cole

Top 8 Reasons to Vote for a New Main Library
"...provides "$90 million for constructing and equipping a new central library facility," as part of the city of Austin..."

Nov. 3, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Library: More Working Room
For a change, the libraries get a little more money
"...In the last few recessionary years, the Austin Public Library (like Parks and Rec) was among the..."

Aug. 31, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

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