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Albany Public Library will temporarily close for in-building appointment services starting Tuesday, Dec. 8, due to the surge in positive cases of COVID-19 in Albany County. “We have been preparing for the possibility that an increase in the virus spread in our community would require the library ...

The Pine Hills Branch is now open for in-person services by appointment. The location at 517 Western Ave. joins two other branches, Arbor Hill/West Hill and Howe, in providing appointment-based, in-building services and assistance. “Everyone at APL is pleased to welcome patrons back to the Pine H...

Albany Public Library is hoping an expanded service can provide a safety net for people struggling with food insecurity, stable housing, mental health, and other issues during the pandemic. The library is now providing case management and advocacy services to the public through its community and ser...

Albany Public Library announces a new initiative, Creative Curbsides, which will provide local artists a chance to propose site-specific public artworks at two of its most frequented branches at a time when the libraries are meeting a large demand for curbside pickups. Creative Curbsides will creat...

Updated 10/2/20 Albany Public Library  is proud to honor the University at Albany’s College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC) with the 2020 Community Partner Award. The award presentation will take place at the virtual Literary Legends Gala hosted by the Frie...

APL is now providing in-person appointment services at two locations—Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch and Howe Branch. “APL staff are thrilled to welcome patrons inside our Arbor Hill/West Hill and Howe branches for appointment services,” said APL Executive Director Scott C. Jarzombek. “Our patr...