Library

The Allen and Elizabeth Becker Library is a vibrant center for research, study and collaboration at the heart of St. Stephen’s campus.

The St. Stephen's Becker Library is a welcoming environment that provides a wealth of print and electronic learning resources to our whole community.

Becker Library provides computers for general use and wireless service throughout the building. Our onsite computer lab is a useful space for classes, meetings and conferences. We take great pride in our print collection and enjoy making reading recommendations to all.

Our librarians teach information literacy skills, collaborate with instructors, and assist classes and individuals with all aspects of research. Throughout the year, we plan special programming for the community. Library outreach includes orientation sessions, academic strategy sessions, author visits, student field trips, fun literary events and book discussion groups.

Upcoming Becker Library Events

Friends Of Becker Library

The Friends of Becker Library Committee includes all parents who volunteer in various ways to support the library. The committee plans and supports two major school-wide events: the annual Holiday Book Fair and the biennial Literary Festival.

Parent and Alumni Book Group

The Parent and Alumni Book Group meets one Wednesday each month at 12:30 p.m. in Becker Library. All St. Stephen's parents and alumni are welcome to join us! The dates and books chosen for the 2019-20 academic year are:

September 11 - The Overstory by Richard Powers
October 9 -   Circe by Madeline Miller
November 13 -  Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
December 11 -  A "classic" of the reader's choice  (NOTE: This is an off-site holiday luncheon meeting which starts at 11:30 am. Please contact the library for details.) 
January 15 - 
 The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
February 12 - 
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
March 4 -
  The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
April 8 -  Inland by Téa Obreht
May 13 - 


* Here is a list of our reading selections from past years.

Becker Library Book Fair

Our Book Fairs provide fun shopping opportunities and wonderful reading selections for the whole St. Stephen's Austin community!  A portion of the proceeds benefits the library and provides funds for new books and other resources for our students.  These great events are made possible by the many talented volunteers of the Friends of Becker Library Committee.  Join us for our annual Holiday Book Fair on December 5 & 6, 2019 and also for our spring Book Fair on March 26 & 27, 2020, which coincides with Grandparents' Day!  

 
 

Becker Library Literary Festival

Another exciting event sponsored by the Friends of Becker Library is the biennial Literary Festival.  On that day, a wide variety of notable writers will visit St. Stephen's and give presentations about their writing to our students. Every student attends two presentations of his or her choice. Several authors will be on hand to share lunch with students, too. We are grateful to the many Friends of Becker Library volunteers who help engineer this enriching literary event for our Austin community!
Address: 6500 St. Stephen's Dr., Austin, TX 78746
Phone: (512) 327-1213