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 Wednesday evenings, you can even settle in for a friendly game of chess. 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.


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: 12 p.m. – 5 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 ($0.20/page)
  • Black & white photocopier ($0.25/page)
  • Color photocopier ($.50/page)
  • Scanner — coming soon
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • One-on-One Computer Help – Learn the basics and get assistance with resumes, Internet skills, mobile devices, and more (by appointment; adults)
  • Story Time – Youth Services librarians select wonderful, age-appropriate books, sing songs, and engage in rhyming and finger play (kids & families)
  • North Albany Book Club – Monthly book discussion of great fiction and nonfiction titles (adults)
  • LEGO Club – Build something cool with our LEGO building blocks (kids & teens)