#APLambassador 24 | Update on the New Central Library!

Hello, Social Media Ambassadors!

As a reference librarian at the Faulk Central Library, I can tell you exciting things are afoot. We’ve been informed that the grand opening ceremony of the New Central Library will take place Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 10 AM! More details about the opening will be shared when they're available.

We’ll email you about how and when ambassadors can get a sneak preview of the new library for your social media. The preview will happen a few weeks before the grand opening. We’ll issue a limited number of online tickets, first come, first served. You must be signed up as an APL Social Media Ambassador to claim an online ticket to the preview.

In the meantime, help us get the word out that starting Monday, August 14 the Faulk Central Library will have limited services while we begin moving to the #NewCentralLibrary. Details are below. The Faulk photo (taken August 2017) can be tapped, saved and shared. You can also share this link:

If anyone has questions about Faulk’s closing, they’ll have a chance to ask us on Facebook Live on the Austin Public Library Facebook page @AustinLibrary Tuesday, August 8, 11:30AM. Additional broadcasts are listed on the library's event calendar under Facebook Live. Thanks for all your support!

Cesar Garza
Reference Librarian
Austin Public Library

What to Expect at the Faulk Central Library While We Begin Moving

Customers will have limited access to the books in the collection at the Faulk Central Library from Monday, August 14 through Friday, September 15, 2017 while we begin moving the collection of books and other materials to the New Central Library, 710 W. César Chávez St. in preparation for the facility's anticipated grand opening on Saturday, October 28 at 10 AM.

During this time, Library customers can use the Faulk Central Library to:

  • access the 1st and 2nd floors of the collection
  • pick up holds
  • use public computers
  • use WiFi
  • access the book drop
  • request Interlibrary Loans
  • Access the Reference desk

The entire 3rd floor of the Faulk Central Library and the nonfiction collection located on that floor will be unavailable until the New Central Library opens on October 28. Telephone reference and the Ask A Librarian service will remain available during the moving process.

The entire Faulk facility will close Saturday, September 16, 2017. Any customer holds on Library materials that were scheduled for pick-up at the Faulk Central Library will be re-routed to the Carver Branch until the New Central Library opens.

For interim services during the brief closure of the Central Library, please use any of our 20 branches located across town. For more information, please call 512-974-7400 or visit

Check out the latest photos from inside Austin's #NewCentralLibrary on the Austin Public Library Flickr page! Get to the complete photo set by tapping this link or the image above.
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