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