The Austin Public Library offers a variety of media with which residents of all ages can expand their knowledge of the world. From books to movies to music, the system and its branches house approximately 1.5 million items.

Besides research assistance, the libraries have copiers and printers, computer training, meeting rooms, adaptive equipment, proctoring, tours, literary programs, book clubs, information for new immigrants and free tutoring for students. For more information, visit www.ci.austin.tx.us/library or call 974-7400.

The Austin History Center, which holds more than 1 million items, is part of the library system. For more information, call 974-7480 or visit www.ci.austin.tx.us/library/ahc .

Branches

Carver. 1161 Angelina St. 974-1010

Cepeda. 651 N. Pleasant Valley Road. 974-7372

John Henry Faulk Central Library. 800 Guadalupe St. 974-7400

Hampton at Oak Hill. 5125 Convict Hill Road. 974-9900

Howson. 2500 Exposition Blvd. 974-8800.

Little Walnut Creek. 835 W. Rundberg Lane. 974-9860

Manchaca Road. 5500 Manchaca Road. 974-8700

Milwood. 12500 Amherst Drive. 974-9880

North Village. 2505 Steck Ave. 974-9960

Oak Springs. 3101 Oak Springs Drive. 974-9920

Old Quarry. 7051 Village Center Drive. 345-4435

Pleasant Hill. 211 E. William Cannon Drive. 974-3940

Ruiz. 1600 Grove Blvd. 974-7500

St. John. 7500 Blessing Ave. 974-7570

Southeast Austin Community. 5803 Nuckols Crossing Road. 462-1452

Spicewood Springs. 8637 Spicewood Springs Road. 974-3800

Terrazas.1105 E. Cesar Chavez St. 974-3625

Twin Oaks. 1800 S. Fifth St. 442-4664. Opens sometime in August.

University Hills. 4721 Loyola Lane. 974-9940

Windsor Park. 5833 Westminster Drive. 974-9840

Yarborough. 2200 Hancock Drive. 454-7208

Other area libraries

Bastrop.1100 Church St. 512-321-5441, www.bastroplibrary.org

Bee Cave. 4000 Galleria Parkway. 767-6620, pl.beecavetexas.com Buda. 303 Main St. 512-295-5899, buda library.org

Cedar Park. 550 Discovery Blvd. 512-401-5600, www.cedarparktx.us/cp/li.aspx

Dripping Springs. 501 Sportsplex Drive. 512-858-7825, www.dscl.org

Elgin. 404 N. Main St. 512-281-5678, elgin publiclibrary.org

Florence. 207 E. Main St. 254-793-2672, www.florencepubliclibrary.wordpress.com

Georgetown. 402 W. Eighth St. 512-930-3551, www.library.georgetown.org

Hutto. 205 West St. 759-4008, www.huttotx.gov/library

Jonestown. 18649 RM 1431, Suite 10A. 267-7511, www.jonestown.org/library

Kyle. 409 W. Blanco St. 512-268-7411, www.kylelibrary.com

Lago Vista. 5803 Thunderbird St., Suite 40. 267-3868, www.lagovista.lib.tx.us

Lake Travis. 2300 Lohman's Spur, Suite 100. 263-2885, www.laketravislibrary.org

Laura's. 9411 Bee Cave Road. 327-3045, www.westbanklibrary.com

Leander. 1011 S. Bagdad Road. 259-5259, www.youseemore.com/leander

Liberty Hill. 355 Loop 332. 512-778-6400, www.lhpl.org

Lockhart. 217 S. Main St. 512-398-3223, library.lockharttx.net

Luling. 215 S. Pecan Ave. 830-875-2813, www.cityofluling.net/library.aspx

Manor. 601 W. Carrie Manor St. 512-278-0882, www.main.org/mpl

Pflugerville. 102 10th St. 251-9185, www.cityofpflugerville.com/library

Round Rock. 216 E. Main St. 218-7000, www.roundrocktexas.gov/library

San Marcos. 625 E. Hopkins St. 512-393-8200, sanmarcostx.gov/library

Smithville. 507 Main St. 512-237-3282, ext. 6, www.smithvillepubliclibrary.org

Taylor. 801 Vance St. 512-352-3434, www.ci.taylor.tx.us/library

Tri-Community. 6910 Texas 80. 512-488-2164, www.prairielea.txed.net/Library/home.html

Wells Branch. 15001 Wells Port Drive. 989-3188, www.wblibrary.org

Westbank. 1309 Westbank Drive. 327-3045, www.westbanklibrary.com

Wimberley. 400 RM 2325. 512-847-2188, www.wimberleylibrary.org

History libraries

Austin History Center. Public library of local historical collections and exhibits. 810 Guadalupe St. 974-7480, www.ci.austin.tx.us/library/ahc.

Briscoe Center for American History. Archival library on American and Texas history. University of Texas, Sid Richardson Hall, Unit 2, 495-4518, www.cah.utexas.edu.

LBJ Library and Museum. Presidential library of documents and memorabilia from Lyndon B. Johnson's administration. 2313 Red River St. 721-0200, www.lbjlibrary.org .

Harry Ransom Center. Humanities research library and museum at the University of Texas. 21st and Guadalupe streets. 471-8944, www.hrc.utexas.edu .

Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The newly renovated Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building houses the archives of Texas, federal and state agency publications as well as materials of genealogical interest. 1201 Brazos St. 463-5455, www.tsl.state.tx.us .

Texas State Law Library. Circulating collection of more than 100,000 volumes, including Texas and federal statutes, codes, cases and regulations, and materials on Texas legal history. 205 W. 14th St. 463-1722, www.sll.state.tx.us .