Tobacco Use* Policy


This policy is implemented in order to alleviate the adverse health effects of exposure to tobacco smoke for library patrons and library staff working in Albany Public Library buildings and/or on Albany Public Library grounds; create a welcoming environment for visitors; and improve the appearance of Albany Public Library.


Tobacco use* is prohibited inside all Albany Public Library locations and within 25 feet of entryways to all Albany Public Library locations.

*Tobacco use is defined as the use or preparation of any tobacco product (i.e. rolling of cigarettes, lighted cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, etc.) in or on any library property.


Any person found using tobacco products will be asked to leave the building.


The staff of the Albany Public Library is responsible for compliance with this policy.


Revised Policy Approved June 2014

(Original Policy Approved April 2011)


June 2016


Last updated: September 12, 2014