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Cookbook Cafe at Central Library Is Closed Forever
The city of Austin hopes to find a new vendor soon
"...Notice” adorned the door of Cookbook Cafe at the Central Library in Downtown Austin. The restaurant’s social media has..."

July 11, 2023 Food Post by Melanie Haupt

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

Austin Public Library Hosts Cooking Day
Tasting event already sold out, a haute ticket
" With Cooking Day, Saturday, February 25, Austin Public Library has curated a fest for the culinarily inclined. February’s..."

Feb. 23, 2023 Food Post by A. Richmond

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

Austin Library Services You Might Have Forgotten About
No shortage of fun at library in December
"...books and movies or working and studying at the library, there’s a ton of other services for librarygoers to..."

Dec. 1, 2023 Arts Post by Jencie Tomasek

In Service of Music Medicine, Jason Isbell Played at the Austin Library Last Night
Songwriter delivers phenomenal solo set for JoyRx fundraiser
"...crowd of philanthropists and physicians at the Austin Public Library, I find an open chair and introduce myself to..."

April 28, 2022 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

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

LBJ Library at 50: An Interview With Mark Updegrove
The Library's director from 2009 to 2017 on LBJ's evolving legacy
"...Mark Updegrove came into the job of LBJ Presidential Library director with a vision, a vision involving nothing less..."

Aug. 26, 2021 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Library Plans Evolved With the Cyber-Times
Library plans are both eco-friendly and tech-savvy
" 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

Select Austin Public Library Locations to Reopen on May 10
All other branches to follow suit on June 28
"...The library has always been a quiet place, but it has..."

April 10, 2021 Arts Post by Vivie Behrens

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

Female Leaders of Color Honored in Mosaic Art at Austin Public Library
The Legends Mosaics will be a permanent installation
"...will be revealed on the East Pavillion outside the Central Library (710 W. Cesar Chavez) on Thu., Oct. 7,..."

Oct. 6, 2021 Arts Post by W. A. Brenner

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