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CONTACT US: Call the branches. Phone numbers 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. Anyone who won't wear a mask will be asked to leave. Washington Ave. Open...

Great news for patrons: Washington Ave. Branch is now open and five branches are adding hours starting today, June 1! With these changes, APL is operating at 93% of its pre-pandemic capacity. “The COVID-19 numbers, vaccination rates, and operational capacity are finally at a place where we are al...

Albany Public Library will open the Washington Ave. Branch and add hours at five branches starting Tuesday, June 1. “We are pleased to be at a stage in the pandemic where it is safe and viable to open our largest location, the Washington Ave. Branch, for full in-person services,” said APL Execu...

Two Trustees Elected to Library Board

May 21, 2021 | Library News

Albany voters selected two trustees, Jah-Raii Gause and Matthew Finn, for the Albany Public Library (APL) board in the May 18 election. The results were certified by the City School District of Albany Board of Trustees the evening of May 20. The vote place order and totals were: 1. Jah-Raii Gause ...

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’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved a motion to “maintain our mask requirements in all library branches at this time” at an emerge...

The library's Board of Trustees is holding an emergency meeting on Tuesday, May 18, at 8 pm to discuss the mask mandate. The meeting will be held virtually. The meeting can be viewed live on YouTube. The agenda can be found on BoardDocs. The public can submit comments to be read at the meeting to ...