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The Albany Public Library Board of Trustees unanimously approved the Continuation of Service Plan, a document that guides the library through a phased approach to reopening buildings and resuming in-person services, at its March 12 virtual meeting. “We have created a multi-step, five-phase plan t...

APL Executive Director Scott C. Jarzombek wrote an article for the New York Library Association advocating for a thoughtful, nuanced approach to safely reopen public libraries. "Reopening is not flipping a switch. It will be slowly adjusting a dial," Jarzombek wrote. "We turn it up and down, slowl...

UPDATE: The library hosted an information session on May 7 about what it's like to be a trustee. You can view the video on YouTube. The APL trustee election will now be held on Tuesday, June 9, via absentee ballot as set forth by an executive order from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  There are two trustee s...

APL is thrilled to add Hoopla to our digital collection for you! Patrons can now download and stream movies, television shows, music, comics, books, and audiobooks from the Hoopla platform. You can enjoy these items on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! There is no waiting, so ti...

Need help filling out the 2020 U.S. Census? We put together this step-by-step video that guides you through the process of filling out the census form online. This 12-minute video is a great tutorial to watch before you do the census. When you're ready to complete your census questionnaire, go to ...

The Albany Public Library Board of Trustees has called a special meeting on Tuesday, March 24, at 6 pm to discuss how the coronavirus closure is impacting library services and staff. The meeting will take place virtually. The board will discuss several items: (1) an updated continuation of service ...