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[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 As of Feb. 10, 2022, the New York State Governor rescinded the indoor mask mandate for businesses, allowing counties, cities, and businesses to make their own de...

Reminder: COVID Operations Plan

January 5, 2022 | Library News

The library's COVID operations plan is regularly reviewed, and updated as needed, based on new guidance and information about the COVID-19 virus and ongoing pandemic. APL has been operating in the "high" phase since August 2021. Library operations in the "high" phase are currently as follows: ...

Leadership Change Coming to APL

October 15, 2021 | Library News

Albany Public Library will be searching for a new leader as current executive director, Scott C. Jarzombek, is resigning at the end of the month to take a new position out of state. Jarzombek has served as APL’s executive director since June 2014. The APL Board of Trustees will conduct a search f...

New Mobile App Available

September 28, 2021 | Adult Services

We're thrilled to announce that APL has a new library mobile app! The free app, which is provided by Upper Hudson Library System, is used by all public libraries in Albany and Rensselaer counties. Look for "UHLS Mobile App" in your app store for Apple and Android devices. The new UHLS mobile app l...

Indoor public art returns to Albany Public Library with the “Pieced Together” exhibit, curated by Opalka Gallery, which opens on Friday, Oct. 1, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Pine Hills Branch. The opening reception includes light refreshments and live music from Jazz for a Cause. This reception ...