Round Rock Public Library

216 East Main Street
512-218-7000

Mission Statement

Round Rock Public Library proudly serves its dynamic and growing community by providing high quality resources, services, and programs.

Early History


The Round Rock Public Library was organized in 1962 by the Round Rock Ladies Home Demonstration Club. In the early 1960s, the first Round Rock Public Library Board, a group of private citizens, created the first public library in Round Rock. This group bought the old Ford Motor Company dealer's building on the corner of East Main Street at Sheppard Street where the present library stands. The old showroom provided space but it needed to be remodeled. Remodeling took 20 months. Work on the showroom was done by a building and trade class from Round Rock High School and local craftsmen. The "new" library building re-opened in October 1973.

In 1965, the library was administered by the state-chartered, nonprofit, Round Rock Public Library Association. In 1970, Round Rock was a town of only 2,811 people according to the official census. In 1977 the City officially assumed ownership of the Library.

In September, 1978, the library had to be closed because the building had structural damage. Spring 1979, the library was relocated and opened for business in a temporary building on Liberty Street. Volunteers and community members helped move the books and equipment to the temporary facility.

The library served the community there until 1980. 



Reviews

Ashley Brasher

Rating:
Thursday, March 15, 2018
This library has a decent summer reading program where children and teens can earn several free books and a few freebies around town. I will say that is the best event we have experienced. It seems as though they are extremely geared toward very young patrons (toddler to kindergarten) for most events and activities. There just doesn't seem to be much for the older children and teens to do. Even the selection of books and media is mostly for younger children. The library is extremely outdated and could really use a facelift. It is always dirty and dusty as well. We have been driving out of town to use another library most the time. Really wish Round Rock would help this place out a bit and renovate.

F B

Rating:
Friday, April 6, 2018
The staff is nice and knowledgeable. They have a teen room, play area for kids and an adult section upstairs and plenety of computers that are free to use. They have a nice selection of books, they need to update their database, movie and cd selection not much to choose from. They offer difderent events and activities like Pokemon club on Saturday morning or sewing classes and much more they even help people do their taxes. Parking is not the greatest and sometimes have to park far and walk but I've read that they are remodeling soon to accommodate the growing population. Overall, it's a cool place with many things to do.

Hill B.

Rating:
Friday, June 8, 2018
Decent selection of African American authors and books but, too many nasty looks from the staff for me. I go to libraries to read not to play video games and watch shows so too bad if they don't like it.

Ericarmen Mililli

Rating:
Saturday, March 10, 2018
I love coming here weekly to storytime for my toddler. They have plenty of weekly activities. He loves the kitchen make believe area, activity bins, lego table and chalkboard. A must if you are a parent.

Priscilla Bryan

Rating:
Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017
The staff is very nice. The children's area is disappointing. We moved from New Braunfels three months ago, and the books there are so much easier to find. I always left the library with stacks of books. Here, I've gone three times, and I checked out 1 book. There isn't a partitioned area for the kids, so it's harder to keep an eye on your kid and find books at the same time. It would be nice to have one way in and out. There are more adults than children on the computers. The more popular titles are always checked, even if there 8 copies of the book. Parking is limited. We haven't made it to any programs. I do like the play area. There's a kitchen, a few costumes, and toys. The decor is dated. Edit:. Storytime is awesome! We do look forward to Wednesdays. Stem is encouraged, and we have had an opportunity to check out Dash and Dot.