Teens: Teen Services

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Ask Us

Need more help? Review our Frequently Asked Questions, Ask Us via text, email, or phone, or visit the Austin Public Library's main website.

Are you an educator or group leader wanting to bring a field trip to the Central Library? Check out our FAQ, and fill out a field trip request form.

Help using the library

Apps for eBooks (and more)

Download the Libby and Hoopla apps to access all our eBooks, eAudiobooks, eComics, eMagazines and streaming films. Download Brainfuse for free online tutoring and writing help, and download Mango Languages to practice your language skills.

Fill out our Personal Picks form for recommended titles based on what you're reading (or watching/playing) right now. You can also explore other librarian-recommended teen titles on We Recommend. You can also use our NoveList Plus database to get suggestions based on a book you loved.

Library Locations

Visit one of our 20 Library Locations, including Teen Central, which specializes in services for teens age 13-18, or our used bookstore, Recycled Reads, where you can get YA books for 50 cents.

Room Reservations

Anyone (including teens) can reserve a meeting room at a branch, or a shared learning room at the Central Library for free. See meeting room use policies for limitations.

Events and Programs

Events, Clubs, and Workshops

Check out our upcoming Events for Teens! Want something you're not seeing? Reach out to our staff at your nearest branch to discuss the possibility of starting something new.


Learn more about past teen volunteer projects here, and then visit our volunteer page and check out the Youth options there.


The library hosts paid interns every summer through various City and County sponsored internship programs. Find out more about these opportunities on the Youth and Family Services site for the City of Austin. Annual application window for summer is the end of January through March.

Service Projects 

Does your organization want to do a service project for Teen Central? Reach out to kathleen.houlihan@austintexas.gov to discuss!

Resources & Support


Visit Brainfuse (or download the app) to get free online tutoring, including writing feedback, and language practice support. Also get help filling out the FAFSA!

Research Tools

Visit our Homework Help databases to conduct research for your next project. Not sure where to start? We love Gale OneFile.

Adulthood Resources

Did you know that you can get your Passport at the library? Check out our Adulthood Guide with other resources that you might need as you transition into adulthood. Also check out the guides that teen volunteers helped curate on Money & Scholarships, Health, Jobs, and Misinformation.

Driving Permit Practice Tests

Free online practice for your driving test.