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AHC to Resume Sunday Hours

The Austin History Center and five other Austin Public Library locations will be opening and offering services on Sundays, noon to 5 pm, beginning Sept. 11, 2022. The change marks the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic that the AHC and the other APL branches will be open on Sundays.

The six locations open noon to 5 pm Sunday are:

Austin Central Library

710 W. César Chávez St.

Austin History Center

810 Guadalupe St.

Little Walnut Creek Branch

835 W. Rundberg Ln.

Manchaca Road Branch

5500 Menchaca Rd.

Ruiz Branch

1600 Grove Blvd.

Spicewood Springs Branch

8637 Spicewood Springs Rd.

“We are thrilled that we will be able to return to providing library services to the Austin community seven days a week,” stated Austin Public Library Director Roosevelt Weeks. “We know that many in the community appreciated the convenience of being able to access their libraries on Sundays, and I am pleased that we have the capacity to bring back this service.”

Austin Public Library has been gradually expanding hours and services since closing in-person services in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the pandemic, several locations did offer Sunday hours, but when Austin Public Library expanded service hours in March 2022, Sunday hours could not be restored due to staffing shortages. The Library has prioritized filling vacancies as quickly as possible in order to restore Sunday services.

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