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Westbank Libraries

Westbank Libraries were formed at the hands of community members and have always very much belonged to the community. We offer two welcoming spaces – the recently renovated Westbank Community Library and the Laura Bush Community Library (2009).

Our statistics are evidence of how much we are embraced by the community and how hard we try to meet community needs. Our collection of 100,000 items has a checkout rate of 600,000 per year, our thousand programs per year are attended by 25,000 people, and we have 300,000 visitors per year at our two locations. Our libraries and resources are well-used, and we are gratified by the involvement of a community that donates 15,000 volunteer hours and 75,000 books each year.

Haven’t been to a library in a while? You might be surprised at what you will find. We have films, audios, magazines and newspapers. We have downloadable books, magazines, and databases. We have digital resources for learning languages, getting legal information, learning software and practicing for the SAT. We have discovery spaces for children, backyards for picnicking or playing chess, a community garden, the Madrone Canyon Trail, a book sale room, quiet spaces and meeting rooms. We also have a very smart, very helpful staff who can assist you with just about any question you have!

Visit the library for reading recommendations and help with research or figuring out your latest device. Join us for programs, including story times, parenting, crafting, computer help, yoga and genealogy. Our libraries are active in the community and are open to partnering with other community groups and area businesses. We welcome community ideas for our collections and programs.

Westbank Libraries were started in 1984 by a group of dedicated volunteers, and we became the first library district in Texas in 1998. We are now funded by local sales tax and governed by an elected five-person Board of Trustees. We are not part of Austin Public Library.

Westbank Community Libraries
(512) 327-3045

Westbank Community Library
1309 Westbank Dr.

Laura Bush Community Library
9411 Bee Cave Road at Cuernavaca

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