Saving you time and money

2018-07-02T15:25:12+00:00

At the library, we want to make life easier…

  • Ebooks Log into Overdrive and borrow a book now to read on your favorite device. It automatically returns – never any late fees!
  • Audiobooks Multi-task your reading. We have downloadable audiobooks as well as audios on disk. Great for car trips or the exercise bike.
  • EMagazines Choose from over 40 magazines. Perfect for when you are stuck waiting somewhere. You can even download and store the magazines to read later when you have no wifi access, like when you travel. If you were using the Zinio app for magazines, it has been replaced with a new RBDigital app.
  • Reserve Browse our catalog or watch the new book scroll, click on a title and reserve it. We’ll let you know when it is ready to pick up. Going on vacation before your reserve arrives? You can defer it, so you don’t lose your place in line.
  • Pre-reserve Have a favorite author? You can designate them for Reserve Express, and you will automatically be on the holds list whenever a new book comes out. Log into your account on the catalog page to find this option.
  • Request See a great new book being advertised? If we don’t have it already, put in a request through your account and we will get it for you. Tell us whether you want a book, audio, ebook or e-audio.
  • Renew If no one is waiting for your book, you can renew online. We’ll send you an email or text to remind you.
  • Drive-through pickup If you set Laura’s Library as the pickup location for your reserve, you don’t even have to get out of your car… we’ll being it to the window!
  • Drive-through book return This is available at both libraries.
  • Printing Tired of maintaining a printer at home? We have printers and scanners and even a fax machine, and we are open 7 days a week.
  • Miss a program? Check our YouTube channel to see if it’s there.
  • Bored at home with the kids? We  have loads of programs, and in between we have spaces, toys, books, and a backyard at both libraries for you to use and enjoy. Schedule a playdate with friends for a picnic on the porch or patio.
  • Stuck at home with the kids? Check out the Kids’ page with vetted online fun and games.
  • Wrestling with your technology? Ask at the desk. We can help!

Westbank Library

1309 Westbank Dr Austin, TX 78746 · Map it!

Laura Bush Community Library

9411 Bee Cave Rd Austin, TX 78746 · Map it!