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Albany Public Library is opening meeting rooms and resuming in-person programs starting Monday, April 4. The meeting rooms in all branches will be available for community members to reserve and use during regular hours. The online reservation system will be open starting April 4. Due to staffing co...

Albany voters will select four trustees for the Albany Public Library Board in the May 17 election. Three seats carry full five-year terms, while one seat carries a partial term of four years. Albany residents interested in running for a seat on the board need to complete and submit nominating peti...

Library Budget Vote is May 17

March 9, 2022 | Library News

Albany city residents go to the polls Tuesday, May 17, to vote on the Albany Public Library 2022-2023 tax levy. The budget plan was unanimously approved by the library’s Board of Trustees at its March 8 meeting. There will also be a trustee election on May 17 for four open board seats. The propos...

Mask Mandate Ends March 3

March 2, 2022 | Library News

Albany Public Library’s mask mandate will be eliminated at all locations starting Thursday, March 3. Staff and visitors are no longer be required to wear masks in the library branches. Those who wish to continue wearing masks are encouraged to do so. The library expects all patrons to be respect...

[Updated 3/2/22] View the website that details the open executive director position at APL. The Albany Public Library Board of Trustees is moving forward in its search for a new executive director by contracting with a consulting firm to conduct the nationwide recruitment effort. After interviewin...

Masks Still Required in Library

February 10, 2022 | Library News

[Updated 2/23/22] When you visit the library, please remember to wear your mask at all times, as the APL’s mask policy has not changed. As of Feb. 10, 2022, the New York State Governor rescinded the indoor mask mandate for businesses, allowing counties, cities, and businesses to make their own de...