Austin Public Library Branches Reopening

Austin Public Library branches are reopening this summer! Ready to roll into summer reading? See below what CapMetro bus route or Pickup zone you can take to get to your branch.

Twelve Austin Public Library branches will be available May 10. All others will open by June 28. The libraries opening next week are: Central, Carver, Hampton Branch, Manchaca, Milwood, North Village, Old Quarry, Ruiz, Spicewood Springs, St. John, Windsor Park and Yarborough.

Here are all APL locations served by CapMetro routes:

NORTH BRANCHES

Little Walnut Creek Branch | 835 W Rundberg Ln | Routes 142, 324, 325
Milwood Branch | 12500 Amherst Dr | Route 142
North Village Branch | 2505 Steck Ave | Routes 3, 324, 803
Yarborough Branch | 2200 Hancock Dr | Routes 3, 803

WEST BRANCH

Spicewood Springs Branch | 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78759 | Route 383

EAST BRANCHES

Carver Branch | 1161 Angelina St | Route 2
Cepeda Branch | 651 Pleasant Valley Rd | Routes 4, 300
University Hills Branch | 4721 Loyola Ln | Routes 20, 337
Willie Mae Kirk | 3101 Oak Springs Dr | Route 2, 135, 350
Windsor Park Branch | 5833 Westminster Dr | Route 337

DOWNTOWN BRANCH

Central Library | 710 W Cesar Chavez | Routes 3, 17, 803

SOUTH BRANCHES

Hampton Branch | 5125 Convict Hill Rd | Routes 111, 333
Manchaca Rd. Branch | 5500 Menchaca Rd | Routes 3, 103, 311
Ruiz Branch | 1600 Grove Blvd | Routes 310, 311, 350
Twin Oaks Branch | 1800 S 5th St | Route 105

Planning to use Pickup? The Northeast ATX zone will get you to University Hills or Windsor Park
branches and the East ATX zone can take you to the Cepeda Branch.

Check out our Trip Planner to help you route your next visit to the Austin Public Library!

Changes to Some Routes Take Effect Jan. 13

Service Changes Effective Jan. 13

The agency performs a continuous analysis of its service, and makes adjustments three times a year, utilizing feedback obtained from the public prior to each change. Last year saw over a million more bus trips taken than the previous year, a direct result of streamlining and improving connectivity of routes throughout Capital Metro’s 522 square-mile service area.

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Some of the changes taking place Jan. 13 include a new Domain stop along the #466 Kramer Rail Connector route, updates to routes in the Westgate Mall area to improve connectivity and coverage, improved connectivity to H-E-B and LBJ High School in northeast Austin, and a route extension on the #228 Burleson route to provide access to the new Central Texas Veteran’s Administration Clinic.

The service changes scheduled to begin this Sunday include:

Schedule Adjustments – Capital Metro will improve schedule frequency to the following routes: 

o        18 MLK Jr./Enfield – Weekday frequency will be adjusted to improve schedule reliability. Morning weekday frequency will be reduced due to low ridership.

o        325 Ohlen – Trips will be added during weekday morning and afternoon to address overcrowding. 

Southwest and Southeast Austin – The following changes will be made to improve crosstown service and access to Westgate Mall and ACC Riverside:

o        5 Woodrow/South Fifth – Route will be extended west to Monterey Oaks.

o        238 Westgate Feeder route will be added along Westgate Boulevard, from Westgate Mall to Slaughter.

o        311 Stassney – Route will be extended east along Stassney and Montopolis to ACC Riverside, and shortened to Westgate Mall.

o        338 Lamar/45th – Route will be shortened to Westgate Mall.

Northcross The following route changes will be made to improve access to Northcross and improve bus stop accessibility:

o        3 Burnet/Manchaca – Loop around the Northcross development will be eliminated for southbound buses only.

o        5 Woodrow/South Fifth, 323 Anderson, 325 Ohlen – Route around the Northcross development will be reversed (will run clockwise instead of counterclockwise).

o        19 Bull Creek – Route will be shortened to Northcross and Foster.

Northeast Austin

o        20 Manor/Riverside – Route will be shortened to Manor and Springdale.

o        37 Colony Park – Route will be realigned to Manor, Pecan Brook and Crystalbrook Dr. to improve access to H-E-B and LBJ High School. Millrace and Colony Park segment will be eliminated due to low ridership.

Senior Routes

o        151 Allandale, 161 Delwood – Low ridership segments will be eliminated.

Other route changes:

o        228 Burleson – Route will be extended to provide access to new Central Texans Veteran’s Administration Clinic, located on Metropolis Drive. Smith School Rd. segment will be eliminated due to low ridership.

o        466 Kramer Rail Connector – Route will be extended to provide direct access to the Domain, and minor schedule adjustments will be made to coordinate with Kramer Station MetroRail arrivals/departures.

bus_All changes are in-line with the Capital Metro’s Service Guidelines and Standards.

The Jan. 13 service changes, as well as route schedules and maps, can be found in the Destinations schedule book, available for $3 at the Capital Metro Transit StoreThe Transit Store is located at 323 Congress Ave. in downtown Austin. The guide is also downloadable at no cost on the Capital Metro website.

Additional details of the Capital Metro service change process can be found on the website or by viewing this video. The public can also call the GO Line at 512-474-1200 with questions.