Albany Public Library educates, entertains,
and empowers our community.

Welcome to the Albany Public Library! Our seven neighborhood branches are not just places to grab your next great read (although we’ve got plenty of books!). We offer lots of fun and educational programs for all ages, and all of our events are free and open to the public. Looking for a story time or a safe place for a playdate for your child? We’ve got that. Love art and live music? We’ve got that too. Visit us and learn more about how your library adds value to life, work, and play in the Capital Region. 

Library Gears Up for May 19 Vote

April 23, 2015 | Library News

With flat spending plans for the past two years, we are now gearing up for a May 19 vote on the library’s proposed 2016 budget. That spending plan carries a 1.6 percent increase, which is under the NYS property tax cap. This means that the average homeowner would pay about an extra $3.71 next year...