All locations CLOSED on Thursday, Nov. 25, for Thanksgiving. Have a wonderful holiday!

Continuation of Service Plan


CURRENT PHASE: HIGH | The following in-person services are suspended: study rooms, meeting rooms, in-person reference assistance, all indoor and select outdoor programs, and indoor seating. Restrooms are available on request by library patrons. Book and material returns must be done via interior and exterior book drops. There are capacity restrictions on the number of people who can be in each branch building at one time. | Updated 9/14/21

We are following CDC guidance and metrics for community transmission in relation to service changes in the library during the pandemic. Read this blog post about why we are making this change now and how it will impact library services. | Updated 8/20/21

The fully updated continuation of services phase chart can be found on pages 18-19 of the Pandemic Operations Plan document

Phases Chart for Pandemic Operations (Updated 9/14/21) 

Pandemic Operations Plan (Updated 9/14/21)

Current Hours (Updated 9/7/21)

→ State of Emergency Policy

Mask Mandate | The mask mandate for all visitors (ages 2 and older) and staff inside our branches remains in place. This is to ensure APL is accessible, safe, and welcoming to everyone in our community. Vaccination rates in some parts of our city are low, and there are still people who cannot be vaccinated due to age or health status. 

Six locations are open for in-building services. | North Albany Branch remains closed to the public due to renovation.


POP (Pandemic Operations Plan) for Library Leaders: Suggestions from APL’s Executive Director