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...

Albany Public Library is entering a new stage of pandemic operations this week. Staff have returned to the buildings full time to prepare for the addition of new services, including browsing the collection, and the opening of the Washington Ave. Branch for curbside pickup. “We are pleased to be ...