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Patrons have access to more library materials thanks to partnerships with several library systems in our region. The Upper Hudson Library System has teamed up with the Mid-Hudson, Southern Adirondack, and Mohawk Valley library systems allowing us to offer our patrons expanded access to digital book...

Albany Public Library Budget Vote is May 16

March 20, 2023 | Library News

Albany city residents go to the polls Tuesday, May 16, 2023, to vote on the Albany Public Library (APL) 2023-2024 tax levy. The budget plan was unanimously approved by the library’s Board of Trustees at its March 14 meeting. There is no trustee election this year as no board terms are expiring. ...

View agenda for the March 14 board meeting View the meeting livestream or video on YouTube The APL buildings are closed due to the ongoing snowstorm today, Tuesday, March 14, but the Board of Trustees meeting will be held as scheduled at 6 pm, now in a hybrid format. This means that the meeting wi...

Most Checked Out Books of 2022

January 4, 2023 | Adult Services

We're taking a look back at the most popular books at Albany Public Library in 2022. These are the books that YOU -- our wonderful patrons -- loved and borrowed from us the most! If you haven't read these titles yet: Visit a branch to check them out Request them from our collection Most Ch...

Our Favorite Books, Music, Movies & TV of 2022

December 19, 2022 | Library News

We polled APL staff recently and asked them to share their favorite books, movies, tv shows, and music from this year. We hope this list gives you inspiration for what to read, watch, or listen to next! APL's Favorite Books, Music, Movies & TV from 2022 You can browse for these items: In o...

New Art Exhibition Opens Dec. 2

November 22, 2022 | Art & Music

Albany Public Library is hosting “Neither Here Nor There,” a new Art at APL exhibit curated by Opalka Gallery, at the Pine Hills Branch. The exhibition opens on Friday, Dec. 2, with a reception from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. The opening reception includes light refreshments and live music by the Albany ...