The Albany Public Library has updated our Continuation of Services Plan. This plan ensures that patrons can access core services in person during any stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. We do not, unless the state calls for it, foresee a shutdown as we did in the winter. Why the change? We have learned...

APL Enters HIGH Phase of Pandemic Operations

August 25, 2021 | Library News

Albany Public Library’s new Continuation of Services Plan begins Wednesday, Aug. 25, with the suspension of some in-person services due to the high community transmission of COVID-19 in Albany County. Those suspended services are: study rooms, meeting rooms, in-person reference assistance, all in...

Update -- The board reaffirmed the mask mandate on July 13. The trustees will discuss the mask mandate again at the board's Aug. 10 meeting. Visitors and staff at Albany Public Library will continue to wear masks in the branches in an effort to keep APL safe and welcoming for everyone. The library...

Albany Public Library will temporarily close for in-building appointment services starting Tuesday, Dec. 8, due to the surge in positive cases of COVID-19 in Albany County. “We have been preparing for the possibility that an increase in the virus spread in our community would require the library ...

Updated 6/17/20 -- The exterior book drops are now open 24/7 at Arbor Hill/West Hill, Bach, Delaware, Howe, Pine Hills, and Washington Ave. branches. You may return library books, DVDs, magazines, CDs, and museum passes in the book drops at any time.  Albany Public Library is beginning to prepare ...