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Ten candidates will be on the May 17 ballot for four seats on the Albany Public Library Board of Trustees. The following Albany residents submitted valid nominating petitions to the City School District of Albany and will appear on the ballot in this order: (1) Sarah Macinski of Edgewood Ave. (2...

Albany Public Library patrons now have more eBook and eAudiobook options thanks to a new partnership with the Upper Hudson Library System, of which APL is a member, and the Mid-Hudson Library System. The two systems teamed up to create a Reciprocal Lending Agreement with Overdrive (our primary digi...

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...