Schedule reminder: ALL branches CLOSED Saturday-Monday, 5/25-27.

Mask Mandate Ends March 3

March 2, 2022 | Library News

Albany Public Library’s mask mandate will be eliminated at all locations starting Thursday, March 3. Staff and visitors are no longer be required to wear masks in the library branches. Those who wish to continue wearing masks are encouraged to do so. The library expects all patrons to be respect...

Reminder: COVID Operations Plan

January 5, 2022 | Library News

The library's COVID operations plan is regularly reviewed, and updated as needed, based on new guidance and information about the COVID-19 virus and ongoing pandemic. APL has been operating in the "high" phase since August 2021. Library operations in the "high" phase are currently as follows: ...

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 at (518) 427-4300. More information about our branches 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...

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...