North Albany Branch

We like to think of our North Albany Branch as the biggest little branch of the Albany Public Library!  When the Capital District YMCA constructed their North Albany facility, they invited Albany Public Library to have a space to serve that neighborhood.  Accessible from the YMCA lobby, this convenient branch is a perfect stop before or after a workout.

Check your email, pick up your requests, browse our book, magazine, CD, and DVD collections, and on alternate Fridays, settle in for a family-friendly movie!  Located just past the warehouse district with plenty of off-street parking, the North Albany Branch is a great resource for kids, teens, and adults.

To get there by bus:

Route 22 – Broadway & North 3rd St


Location Hours:

Monday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Branch Manager: Rebecca Lubin


616 North Pearl Street Albany NY 12204 518-463-1581

  • Services
  • Ongoing Programs
  • Off-street parking
  • Six public access computers
  • Black & white printer ($0.10/page)
  • Black & white photocopier ($0.10/page)
  • Color photocopier ($.50/page)
  • Scanner — coming soon
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Crafternoons – Make fun seasonal crafts every Wednesday afternoon using our easy-to-assemble craft materials (kids)
  • Storytimes – Our Librarian selects wonderful, age-appropriate books, sings songs, and engages in rhyming and finger play (kids & families)
  • North Albany Book Club – Monthly book discussion of great fiction and nonfiction titles (adults)
  • Board Game Club – Bored? Came play one of your favorite board games, or try out a new one (kids)
  • Movie Club – Join us every Friday afternoon for a free movie screening – the whole family is invited!
  • Crafting for Adults –  Join us every other Wednesday night to make something beautiful! (adults)
  • Arts & Crafts Social Hour – Spectrum-friendly arts and crafts social hour for adults every other Tuesday afternoon (adults)