Albany Public Library has updated its Continuation of Services Plan in an effort to ensure that patrons can access core services in person during any stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. The updated plan follows Centers for Disease Control (CDC) metrics and guidance regarding community transmission of th...

CONTACT US: Call the branches. Phone numbers can be found here.  Email askalibrarian@albanypubliclibrary.org   Reminder: Masks covering the mouth and nose are to be worn by everyone (age 2 and older) in the library. We will give you a mask if you don't have one. Anyone who refuses to wear ...

September 9, 2020 Update: The Continuation of Service Plan is revised and updated as guidance and circumstances change. Please view the most recent version of the plan here.  March 13, 2020 The Albany Public Library Board of Trustees unanimously approved the Continuation of Service Plan, a docume...

APL Executive Director Scott C. Jarzombek wrote an article for the New York Library Association advocating for a thoughtful, nuanced approach to safely reopen public libraries. "Reopening is not flipping a switch. It will be slowly adjusting a dial," Jarzombek wrote. "We turn it up and down, slowl...