Two long-range planning documents are required by New York State for Albany Public Library:
The Albany Public Library Central Library Five-Year Plan of Service is a required part of the Upper Hudson Library System Five-Year Plan of Service. The APL Central Library Plan of Service describes how APL central library services, as delivered to the member libraries of the Upper Hudson Library System, are integrated with the service goals and intended results of the overall system plan.
The Albany Public Library Long-Range Plan is required to meet minimum public library standard for New York State public libraries. The APL Long-Range Plan discusses goals for providing services to residents of the City of Albany. APL is currently working on updating the 2007-2011 Long-Range Plan.
APL Technology Plan 2010-2013 (approved by APL Board April 13, 2010)