Howe Branch closes early at 3 pm on Satuday, Oct. 20. All other branches have regular hours that day.

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Local authors Frankie Y. Bailey and Alice P. Green will be honored at the fifth annual Literary Legends gala on Saturday, Oct. 20, hosted by the Albany Public Library Foundation. In addition, Youth FX will be honored with the library’s first Community Partner Award. The event will start at 7:00 p...

Help Us Keep the Free Tax Program Going at APL

September 13, 2018 | Library News

One of the most popular and valuable services provided at the library is the free income tax preparation program. Every year more than 1,500 people get their taxes prepared for free at our Albany libraries with each of them receiving an average tax return of about $1,500. This year, we need your h...

Albany Public Library will extend hours at three branches on Thursdays starting on Sept. 6. The decision to expand service hours was made by the APL Board of Trustees at its July meeting. “The number one request I hear is for more hours at our locations,” said APL Executive Director Scott C. Ja...

Library Commits to North Albany Branch

July 3, 2018 | Library News

Albany Public Library has committed to maintaining service at the North Albany Branch through a resolution at the June APL Board of Trustees meeting. The resolution, which was approved unanimously, states that the North Albany Branch will “remain open at its current location” and the board’s ...

Voters Approve 2019 Library Budget

May 15, 2018 | Library News

Albany city residents voted today, May 15, to approve a 2.0 percent increase in the annual tax levy to support the Albany Public Library. The 2019 budget passed with a final vote of 2,385 to 846, which is an approval of 74 percent.   The approved 2019 library operating tax levy is $7,153,022....

City voters go to the polls on Tuesday, May 15, to cast ballots on the library's proposed 2019 budget. Next year's proposed operating budget of $7,153,022 is an increase of 2.0 percent over 2018. If approved by voters, the increase means that the owner of a home assessed at $150,000 would pay...