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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

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 the notion..."

Oct. 27, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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 the..."

Jan. 31, 2019 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

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 bridge" spanning Shoal..."

Oct. 26, 2017 Photo Gallery

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

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 is currently..."

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 Book Arts Center: PUSH Print! Party at the Central Library
This annual fundraiser features what they call “a book arts rock star”
"...the ABAC’s fourth annual fundraising party that enlivens Austin’s Central Library on Tue., Nov. 5, 6:30-9pm...."

Nov. 1, 2019 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Central Library Architect Selection Slowed
A break from election day news
"...City Council won't select an architect for the new Central Library this Thursday as posted; that decision has been..."

Nov. 4, 2008 News Post by Katherine Gregor

PHOTOS: Austin's New Central Library

Oct. 27, 2017 Arts Feature

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

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

Library Fails to Carry
Commission Votes for Local Over Regional
"...turned out to speak their minds at last month's Library Commission hearing. One after another they lined up to..."

Feb. 13, 1998 News Feature by Walter Cole

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

May 30, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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 first departments..."

Aug. 31, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Making Designs On a New Library
Three finalists offer up some rough concepts for a new central public library
"...week, when three finalists charged with envisioning Austin's new central library made their cases before City Council. The real..."

Oct. 31, 2008 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Library Plans Evolved With the Cyber-Times
Library plans are both eco-friendly and tech-savvy
"...an initial glimpse at plans for the city's new central library in a presentation focused on building uses and..."

Sept. 30, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

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

June 14, 2004 Postmarks

The Fine Print of Library Construction
City bond money comes into play
"...Chatter surrounded construction of a new central library at last week's development-heavy meeting of the City..."

Dec. 17, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Library Gets Unhooked
"...behind when enjoying an alfresco lunch. The Austin Public Library has partnered with local Internet provider WiFi-Texas to turn..."

May 16, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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

Sept. 30, 2008 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

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

Council Chooses Library Team
In a surprise, it's Lake|Flato
"...Council just awarded the design contract for the new central library Downtown, and in somewhat of a surprise, it..."

Dec. 11, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Veteran Lays Siege to Library, West Lake ... and Laura Bush
West Austin man on crusade against naming area's new library branch after first lady
"...Heading west from Central Austin on Bee Caves Road is a little like..."

Feb. 15, 2008 News Feature by Andrea Grimes

Trump’s Twitter Library, a Ferris Wheel of Cheese, and More From the Wide, Weird World of SXSW
Festival-adjacent events abound!
"...Daily Show Presents: The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter LibrarySaturday, March 9, 11am-10pm; Sunday-Monday, March 10-11, 10am-10pm, Driskill Hotel..."

March 8, 2019 Features Feature by Kimberley Jones

Show Your Library Some Love
"...The Austin Public Library Foundation is a nonprofit that raises private funds to..."

June 25, 2008 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

7 Central Texas Destination Restaurants Worth the Trip
Travel guide-worthy dining and tucked-away spots near Austin
"...Summer fun is synonymous with food and travel, and Central Texas is #blessed to have more options than even..."

May 17, 2019 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

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