Austin Public Library

Company Profile

Austin, Texas is the 11th largest City in the country. This vibrant and dynamic City tops numerous lists for business, entertainment, and quality of life. One of the country’s most popular, high-profile "green" and culturally dynamic cities.

In 1926, the Austin Public Library opened in a rented room on Congress Avenue with 500 donated volumes and a volunteer Librarian. Since that time, the Austin Public Library has grown to meet the demands of our growing city. We circulate over 5.3 million items a year and approximately 3.1 million customers visit our twenty-two locations.  



There are benefits to work for working with our company. Full-time Library employees earn a salary based on qualifications and experience, plus an excellent benefits package including:

  • Retirement with the City of Austin Employee Retirement System
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance (City pays employee coverage only, employee pays dependent coverage)
  • Deferred compensation


The Austin Public Library is committed to providing easy access to books and information for all ages, through responsive professionals, engaging programs and state-of-the-art technology in a safe and friendly environment. We will assure that all members of the Austin community have equal access to Library services and programs. The Austin Public Library values diversity and is dedicated to celebrating an organizational culture that respects, understands, honors and welcomes all members of the staff and community.