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From Code for America Brigades to hack-a-thons across Austin, independent civic application developers and City employees use public datasets to create cool apps, research important issues and visualize data in new and exciting ways.

City employees donated 1,126 backpacks during the 2016 Build a Backpack and School Supplies Drive, up 24 percent from last year’s total of 905. 

Have you ever wondered how much a fire hose weighs? Or perhaps how many City vehicles operate on alternative fuel or hybrid technology? The Austin CityWorks Academy is an inside look at Austin government – a unique opportunity for Austinites to learn about the City’s governmental processes, its procedures and the people who deliver these services through a series of 14 weekly classes.

Check out the 2016 Course Schedule

The City of Austin Communications and Public Information Office provides a variety of internships for undergraduate and graduate students. Each semester the different divisions will post internship opportunities below. Please review each positions requirements carefully before applying.

The Community Registry is an important communications tool for neighborhoods and others to be notified of land use issues relating to their area.

Do you have thoughts on your city? Want to be part of meaningful conversations in your neighborhood that help shape our community’s future? Then Conversation Corps is for you. Visit the Conversation Corps website at

An election has been set for May 6, 2017. Find out what's on the ballot in Travis County.

The new Austin Mayor and City Council wants to hear from Austinites about their new proposal to change how council meetings and committees work.

Residents are invited to share feedback during a special-called City Council meeting Jan. 22. Austinites can participate in person or by phone. The City Council is scheduled to vote on this proposal at their Jan. 29 meeting. Comments will be collected through Jan. 26, 2015.

Contact Info

Physical Address:

301 W. 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701

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Key Contact : Deborah Scharven

Position : Austin Public Library Volunteer Coordinator

Open Hours:

  • Friday August 5 Drop off Day
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.