APL Adds Evening & Saturday Hours Starting April 12

April 12, 2021 | Library News

Reminder: Masks covering the mouth and nose are to be worn by everyone (age 2 and older) in the library. Anyone who won’t wear a mask will be asked to leave.

Albany Public Library is greatly expanding access to services by adding evening and Saturday hours at select branches starting April 12. A total of 27 more open hours every week are being added across the district.

“We are pleased to expand access to library services by adding a total of 27 more open hours each week across the Albany Public Library district on evenings and weekends,” said APL Executive Director Scott C. Jarzombek. “We have heard from our community that it is ready for more in-person access to our branches and services. Staff have worked hard to develop pandemic procedures, learn new ways of doing business, and make our buildings safe and accessible to more patrons.”

Six branches are currently open 12 pm to 6 pm Monday through Friday. The ADDED hours are as follows:

Mondays until 8 pm
• Howe Branch 
• Pine Hills Branch 

Tuesdays until 8 pm
• Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch 
• Delaware Branch

Wednesdays until 8 pm
• Washington Ave. Branch

Thursdays until 8 pm
• Bach Branch

Saturdays 12-5 pm
• Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch (starts April 24)
• Bach Branch
• Delaware Branch

(Note, the North Albany Branch is not included as the building in which it is housed is closed pending construction by the property owner, the City School District of Albany.)

APL branches are providing the following services: pickup of physical material (books, DVDs, etc.) by curbside and in-building, browsing of collections, computer use, reference and research assistance, sale and replenishment of CDTA Navigator bus passes, notarizing services, and document faxing, scanning, copying, and printing.

Services may vary by branch. Appointments are strongly encouraged for some services, so patrons can ensure a visit at their convenience. The library’s website has a full list of which services are available at each location. Patrons can also call the branch they plan to visit for more information.

Stephanie Simon

Stephanie Simon is manager of APL's Communication and Creative Services Department, which provides content and information for the library's website, social media, publications, videos, podcasts, and other outlets. Stephanie also manages APL's public relations and marketing efforts.