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GRAND OPENING (10/28) | Austin Central Library - Pleasant Hill

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Pleasant Hill Branch, Austin Public Library

211 East William Cannon Drive

Austin, TX 78745

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We're so excited that the city of Austin is unveiling its brand-new, flagship Central Library! We expect thousands of people to head downtown to celebrate and catch a glimpse of the new building, which includes a technology "petting zoo," event center, public gardens and a restaurant! It sounds like a ton of fun -- until you realize everyone is heading there too, which means a car-pocalypse!

PARK & RIDE INSTEAD! | Capital Metro & the Austin Public Library invite you to park for free at the Pleasant Hill Branch Library and ride downtown with a free Transit Day pass -- so you can spend more time exploring the new building and less time circling Seaholm for parking. Library staff will provide free Transit Day Passes at the branch library and Capital Metro staff will help you find your way when you get downtown.

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CHECK-IN | 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Go to the front desk at the Pleasant Hill Branch Library to get a free Capital Metro Day Pass and a return trip itinerary, so you can get to and from downtown with ease.

CATCH CAP METRO | There are two (2) Capital Metro routes near the Pleasant Hill Branch Library that will drop you within blocks of the new Central Library in the Seaholm District:

ARRIVE DOWNTOWN | Get off the bus by Republic Square Park (4th & Guadalupe) and Capital Metro staff will help you find your way to the new Central Library!

RETURN TRIP | Head towards the Warehouse District to catch a ride back to the Pleasant Hill Branch Library:

  • #1 Bus | Guadalupe/4th (Stop #2613) | 1:17 PM / 1:47 PM / 2:17 PM / 2:47 PM / 3:26 PM / 3:56 PM / 4:26 PM / 4:56 PM / 5:26 PM / 5:57 PM / 6:27 PM / 6:57 PM
  • #801 MetroRapid | Republic Square Station - Southbound (Stop #5867) | every 15 minutes!

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Pleasant Hill Branch Library - Check in at the front desk to get a free Capital Metro Day Pass + return trip itinerary.

New Central Library - Grand Opening | Austin's New Central Library opens its doors at 710 W. César Chávez St. on Saturday, October 28 at 1 PM. Everyone is welcome. There will be live music and fun for the kids until dusk. The building closes at 6 PM.

Nueva Biblioteca Central - Gran Apertura | La Nueva Biblioteca Central de Austin, ubicada en la 710 W. César Chávez St., abrirá sus puertas el sábado, 28 de octubre a la 1 PM. Todos están bienvenidos. Tendremos música en vivo y diversión para los niños hasta el atardecer. El edificio cierra a las 6 PM.

PLAN YOUR TRIP
On the web: http://www.capmetro.org/planner
On your phone: http://www.capmetro.org/app

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