All branches CLOSED on Monday, Sept. 25, for Yom Kippur. Regular hours resume on Tuesday.

You’ve been asking for it, and now it’s here – our new and improved events calendar! The new system launched on Sept. 18, 2023. The look is simple, clean, and direct. And it’s easier to use. Find programs by age group, type, or branch. Hover over a program, and the details will pop up...

New Hours for APL Starting Nov. 6

September 14, 2023 | Library News

View the new hours, which go into effect Nov. 6 APL will adjust operating hours across the seven-branch district starting on Monday, Nov. 6. The decision to modify service hours was approved by the APL Board of Trustees at its Sept. 12 meeting. “The library’s strategic plan calls on us to re...

Albany Public Library is hosting a new exhibition – “Tag, You’re It!” – in partnership with Opalka Gallery as part of the Art at APL program. The exhibition features collaborative “exquisite corpse” drawings, a unique parlor game started about 100 years ago by the Surrealists, as a un...

We are so excited to present the Summer Reading Challenge to Albany readers of all ages! The challenge runs June 23 through Aug. 25. You can register at any branch (all ages), or via Goodreads (adults). Read whatever you want during those nine weeks. Keep track of what you read. And return your co...

The library is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2023. Here's where you can view news stories about the APL Centennial, and view photos from the celebrations. Albany Public Library celebrates 100th anniversary Sunday | Times Union | May 19, 2023 Albany Public Library celebrating 100th anniversa...

Library Budget Approved by Voters

May 16, 2023 | Library News

Albany city residents voted May 16 to approve a 4.58% increase in the tax levy, which is under the NYS tax cap, to support the Albany Public Library. The budget was approved by 80% of the voters, with a final tally of 1,605 to 407. “We are very pleased that residents voted to continue supporting...