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

Library News

New Hours at All Branches Starting Sept. 1

August 18, 2015 | Library News

Get ready Albany—starting Tuesday, Sept. 1, hours are changing at all APL locations. View the new schedule here. We are making adjustments to opening and closing times at APL branches in an effort to bring you more morning hours, more evening hours, and more options of locations to visit when...

Budget Approved by Voters

May 20, 2015 | Library News

Thank you Albany! Voters approved our 2016 budget by a total of 2,177 to 879 on May 19. “Albany Public Library provides vital resources and services to the residents of Albany. It is gratifying to know the citizens of Albany support our ongoing efforts to educate, entertain, and empower the commu...

Before you head to the polls on Tuesday, please take a little time to learn more about the three candidates running for the library’s Board of Trustees. The following videos showcase the candidates’ answers to questions posed to them at a forum on May 11.   Reasons for running for library...

Programs and Activities Galore at APL

May 13, 2015 | Library News

There's never a reason to be bored if you live in a city with a great public library system! Here at APL, we host dozens of educational and entertaining programs every week -- and they're all free. Check out the library's May & June program guide for listings and information about upcoming even...

Learn About Budget Vote in New Video

May 7, 2015 | Library News

Want to hear more about the library’s upcoming budget vote on May 19? Tune in to this new video hosted by our executive director, Scott Jarzombek. In less than eight minutes you’ll learn about: Our library system and what you can find at our seven branches The proposed 2016 budget and its p...

Library Gears Up for May 19 Vote

April 23, 2015 | Library News

With flat spending plans for the past two years, we are now gearing up for a May 19 vote on the library’s proposed 2016 budget. That spending plan carries a 1.6 percent increase, which is under the NYS property tax cap. This means that the average homeowner would pay about an extra $3.71 next year...