Inclement Weather Policy

If there are hazardous or inclement weather conditions in the Austin area, the library's physical location may close for the day or delay opening while weather conditions improve.

In the event of a delayed opening or closure, the library will record a voice message that can be heard by calling the library's main telephone line at (512) 463-1722 or (844) 829-2843 (toll-free in Texas). We will update this recorded message as soon as any decision is made that affects the library's regular hours, and we will make our best attempt to update the main telephone line by 7:00 a.m. when there is a change to the library's opening hours. If there are any other unforeseen changes in library hours after the library has opened, we will similarly record a voice message on our main telephone line.

We monitor Austin ISD closures and generally follow their schedule, but in certain instances we may keep our regular hours or may opt to re-open later in the day if the schools are closed yet weather conditions improve. Check the Austin ISD website and the Austin ISD Facebook page for information about closures or delayed openings that may affect library hours. KUT also does a great job of compiling school and government office closures.

In addition to a recorded voice message, we will update our homepage as well as our Twitter feed if there are any changes to the library's regular hours.

page last updated: 19 Jul 2023 5:00 PM