Library

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

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 Haitian Marketplace 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 2018-19 academic year are:

September 12 God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State by Lawrence Wright AND Macbeth by Jo Nesbo 
October 10 -   There There by Tommy Orange
November 14 -  Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
December 12 - Less by Andrew Sean Greer  ** Special holiday luncheon - please email cbartek@sstx.org for more information **
January 9 - 
Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone by Juli Berwald
February 13 -
A Dry White Season by Andre Brink
March 6 -
  Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
April 17 -  Exit West by Mohsin Hamid AND We Crossed a Bridge and it Trembled: Voices from Syria by Wendy Pearlman
May 8 - 



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

Book Fair

Our Book Fairs provide fun shopping opportunities and wonderful reading selections for the whole St. Stephen's 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.  Our first Book Fair of the year is something new!  For your convenience, we will offer an ONLINE holiday book fair complete with free delivery.  We will host a traditional book fair in Becker Library in the spring to coincide with Grandparents' Day!  

NEW! Online Holiday Book Fair:  November 27 - December 2

In-Library Book Fair:  March 28 & 29 

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 community!
Address: 6500 St. Stephen's Drive Austin, Texas 78746
Phone: 512-327-1213