About Us


Austin Public Library X The Library Foundation

The APL Shop, located at Austin Central Library, opened in October 2017. We offer Austin Public Library (APL) branded merchandise, book themed products, and unique, locally sourced gifts. 

The online APL Shop debuted in November 2020 while the physical store was closed due to Covid-19. Offering a curated collection of products, the online shop gave customers the ability to shop safely while supporting APL.

This online endeavor is a partnership between APL and The Library Foundation. The Library Foundation’s mission is to support APL by increasing awareness about the Library and its importance to the community, and to enhance library collections, programs, and facilities.  

Within this partnership, online proceeds benefit both Austin Public Library and The Library Foundation. We thank you for your support!