Board of Trustees
5/21/21 Update: Voters selected Jah-Raii Gause (declared candidate) and Matthew Finn (write-in candidate) to serve on the board in the May 18 election. Read more here.
Meeting schedule: 2021 Board Meeting Schedule
Where to watch meetings: Meetings are currently virtual and can be livestreamed, or watched later, on YouTube
Agendas and minutes: Agendas, minutes, and other meeting documents are on BoardDocs
Share comments with the board: Members of the public can share comments with the board by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (518) 290-6905. Public comments are read during the monthly board meetings. You need to include your name and street address to have your comment read at the meeting and entered into the public record.
The Albany Public Library is led by a team devoted to connecting you with the information you need to improve and enrich your life.
In addition to the leadership team, we have more than 120 full- and part-time employees and dozens of volunteers who help make it possible for us to bring so many resources, programs, and events to Albany, New York residents.
The library’s nine-member Board of Trustees is charged with ensuring that the library fulfills its mission in a fiscally and operationally responsible way. The board is governed by a set of bylaws, which is regularly reviewed and amended as needed.
The full board meets the second Tuesday of every month (unless otherwise noted). The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
Board meetings are virtual until further notice | Watch meetings live, or the recordings, on YouTube
Board meeting agendas and minutes are available via BoardDocs. Click on “View the Agenda” when you get to the meeting page. | Agendas and minutes for meetings prior to May 2019 can be found below.