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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Absolutely Confabulous
Austin Public Library's New Fiction Confab focuses on buzz over brawn
"...Confab brought five emerging authors to the Austin Public Library in 2010, The New Yorker announced its first "20..."

April 18, 2014 Arts Feature by Amy Gentry

Naked City
Losing Library Time
"...new, fiscally challenged City Hall era, the Austin Public Library will close its branch locations one day a week..."

May 24, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Virginia B. Wood's Cookbook Collection Will Live on at Cookbook Cafe
Home "On the Range" at the Central Library
"...this year. The long-awaited cafe at the city's latest library revamp, Central Library, opens June 21, and the space..."

June 22, 2018 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Bare Bones and Books
1995-'96 City Budget: Library
"...funding slashed by up to 6% - but the library system has so far escaped being hit very hard...."

Aug. 11, 1995 News Feature

Talking In The Reading Room
Foreign librarians learn from Austin volunteerism
"...with a trip on Friday to the Austin Public Library. The round table discussion opened up conversation about volunteer..."

July 3, 2010 News Post by Jillian Richardson

Long Way Home
Considering the art of the map, as inspired by two local exhibitions and a housewarming party
"...ran into my old friend Sylvia Davis at the Faulk Central Library the other day – I was returning..."

May 20, 2005 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Face to Face With Fiction
Five notable authors come to New Fiction Confab
"...early- and mid-career authors held at the Austin Public Library every April. This year the Confab will be joined..."

April 12, 2013 Books Feature by Amy Gentry

Be Our Guest
Local attractions wish to welcome Hurricane Ike evacuees with deep discounts.
"...Library Story Time at Austin Public Libraries Faulk Central Library,..."

Sept. 18, 2008 Emergency Post by Kate X Messer

Dagoberto and the Downtown Book Club
"...For its inaugural Downtown Book Club at the Faulk Central Library, the Austin Public Library is one-upping your..."

May 28, 2008 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

West Side Tour-y
Big Medium lets artists on the other side of I-35 in on the fun
"...(the People's Gallery at Austin City Hall, Mexic-Arte Museum, Faulk Central Library, the University of Texas School of Architecture,..."

May 18, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Library FYI: Both the John Henry Faulk Central Library and..."

Dec. 17, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Public Notice: Farewell to STRADUTNC
With a decision made on STRs, perhaps we can move on to other things?
"...The Austin Public Library is offering a broad range of free computer training..."

Feb. 26, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

As the Mitchell Turns
More Sequels Than a Spielberg Movie
"...over a $700,000 contract to renovate the John Henry Faulk Central Library, listed Wormley, Mitchell, & Associates as their..."

Nov. 3, 1995 News Column

Developing Stories
City plans ahead for sustainable funding of Austin's new flagship Downtown library
"...Getting Austin's new flagship Downtown library built by 2012 is one challenge; operating the larger..."

May 11, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

This Is Your City Budget
More police, vanishing grants, rising costs, and ... Jazzercise?
"...displayed in the reduced operating hours being floated for Faulk Central Library, which would slice out eight hours a..."

Sept. 2, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

City Budget: More Cuts and Hikes on the Way
Austin Energy, Austin Water both proposing fee increases
"...reversed, there's still some pain: reduced hours at the central library and shuttering some parks programs. PROPERTY TAX AND..."

July 29, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Public Notice: Get Your Meeting On
A roundup of civic events to start the year off right
"...outdoor bike lockers, indoor bike storage, on-site showers, a central Downtown location at 301 E. Eighth, and affordable prices...."

Jan. 9, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Room for the Unexpected
With the budget season not yet in full swing, there's still time for hope
"...During these recessionary years, the practice of cutting library hours has become one of the sad perennials of..."

July 1, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

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