As the Round Rock Public Library celebrates its one-year anniversary in the new, modern building downtown at 200 E. Liberty Ave., the facility is experiencing a significant boost in both new members and checkouts.

By the numbers

In 2023, the library welcomed 165,000 new visitors and witnessed a surge in membership, with nearly 17,000 individuals joining—an increase of over 100% compared to the membership sign-ups in 2022.

“I'm excited to see what the future holds for our incredible new building,” Library Director Michelle Cervantes said in the library’s January newsletter.
Looking back

The library is the result of a decadelong $37.4 million project funded by 2013 voter-approved bond funding.

The grand opening alone saw over 11,000 visitors. City officials said the large crowd was proof that a larger facility with more amenities had been needed to keep up with the rapidly growing city, according to previous Community Impact reporting.

The 66,000-square-foot three-story building includes:
  • Conference and classroom space
  • Outdoor amenities, including a Discovery Garden and labyrinth
  • A home for Rocksssanne, the library pet python
  • Quiet study spaces
  • Children's story time rooms
  • A public courtyard
“I know there was a lot of discussion on where to put the library, and I think it ended up in the place it needed to be: right in the core and the heart of downtown,” Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan said.