LABRARY: A Platform for Library Innovation

LABRARY is SXSW's only bike-driven, pop-up festival of library experiments.

LABRARY is an experimental pop-up library, landing on the lawn of the O. Henry Museum during SXSW Interactive 2014. The project is a collaboration between the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation and the Library Test Kitchen, a Harvard Library-supported Design Seminar that engages students in designing and building future library machines.

LABRARY is the Library Test Kitchen’s prototype library space. It’s a place to play with media, share ideas, discuss the future of the library (including Austin’s) and create and exhibit your own library machines. Last time we occupied a storefront in Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA, this time, we’ll be popping-up out of a bike trailer! We can’t wait. Join us for an all-ages, public festival of library ideas and activities!

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LABRARY is exists because of the generousity of the Harvard Library Lab on behalf of the Arcadia Fund. You guys are amazing!


409 East 5th St.

Austin, TX

March 7 - 11


Library Test Kitchen 09125: Library Machines

LABRARY is the outgrowth of Library Test Kitchen an advanced seminar in the Harvard Graduate School of Design. We have a working budget, a defined client, and a desire for impact. And we want to have fun while we're at it.