Adult Services

New Mobile App Available

September 28, 2021 | Adult Services

We're thrilled to announce that APL has a new library mobile app! The free app, which is provided by Upper Hudson Library System, is used by all public libraries in Albany and Rensselaer counties. Look for "UHLS Mobile App" in your app store for Apple and Android devices. The new UHLS mobile app l...

APL is excited to introduce Creativebug to our community! With your APL library card, you can now enjoy free, unlimited access to thousands of online arts and crafts classes. View classes anytime, anywhere, and take on projects at your own pace. You can access Creativebug from a computer or downlo...

Albany Public Library (APL) is hosting a special Banned Books Week virtual talk with popular youth author Jarrett J. Krosoczka about his graphic memoir Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 6:30 pm. Krosoczka will share his story...

Albany Public Library is hoping an expanded service can provide a safety net for people struggling with food insecurity, stable housing, mental health, and other issues during the pandemic. The library is now providing case management and advocacy services to the public through its community and ser...

APL is thrilled to add Hoopla to our digital collection for you! Patrons can now download and stream movies, television shows, music, comics, books, and audiobooks from the Hoopla platform. You can enjoy these items on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! There is no waiting, so ti...

Need help filling out the 2020 U.S. Census? We put together this step-by-step video that guides you through the process of filling out the census form online. This 12-minute video is a great tutorial to watch before you do the census. When you're ready to complete your census questionnaire, go to ...