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Austin Central Library, Austin Public Library

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
701 W. Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701
+1 512-974-7400
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This library blew me away. It is an award-winning architectural space with amenities for ages 1-100. The outdoor spaces rival the best hotels. Totally worth a visit. There’s even a gift shop, restaurant & art gallery. Special meetings rooms for your book club or whatever,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank yogimamacita
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This library is so nicely designed! The architecture, the kids area, technology and work spaces, reading nooks, gathering places, views, the cafe... all are fantastic! As the granddaughter of a librarian, I love a good library and this one checked all of the boxes. Well...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank cdnusbaum
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just go inside and admire the building. Climb the stairs to the open air area to look out over downtown Austin and the river. Worth the visit.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Gretchen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Commenting as a visitor to the area and unable to check out any books. We were able to park for free for an hour in the library garage. The library has an impressive multi-story atrium, a cafe, an art display and a rooftop patio with...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Place Good employee's friendly environment. Great sixth floor. Good computer's on the 5th floor. Drinking fountains and a view of Town Lake.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ReneeModern
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very pretty, has many new aspects and events. Parking is a bit of a pain, try parking about 1-2 blocks away. Aside from that, this is a pretty good sized library. The architecture is quite interesting and pleasing . An upper deck allows you to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank KPNEAustin
Reviewed July 14, 2019

I have seen many libraries but never one like this. I was travelling but needed to do some work in a place that would be quiet and have wifi. The library gave me far more than I expected. It was absolutely beautiful inside and outside....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank DEJ427
Reviewed June 18, 2019 via mobile

A library visit on a city trip? YES, it’s that good...large library that looks like a museum with something for all. Spent a couple hours sitting here with a good book!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank duranduran99
Reviewed June 5, 2019

This place is amazing and the architecture looks like you're in an Escher drawing but it's incredible and has something for everyone. Sections/floors for each age group - Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, etc and lots of interactive things to do. Don't forget to grab a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank derekfuller214
Reviewed May 27, 2019

We really enjoyed the expansive views of Austin from the rooftop deck. We decided to stay a while and read some books.

Date of experience: April 2019
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