The Westbank Community Library District was founded as a community library in 1984, and became Texas’s first library district by election in 1998. It covers about 27 square miles, roughly aligning with the Eanes Independent School District, just a little smaller, and it serves about 27,000 residents. The district receives 0.5% sales tax collected within its boundaries – that’s a nickel for every $10 spent on taxable items.
Our district operates two libraries, the Westbank Community Library (originally built in 1989) and the Laura Bush Community Library (Laura’s Library, built in 2009), each about 15,000 square feet. We have a book sale room, backyard play areas, and an outdoor chess garden. We house the Eanes History Center documents, many of which are digitized and available through our catalog.