Current Services

Current Services & Hours

All branches (except North Albany) are open for in-building services | You may browse the collection, pick up materials, use a computer, get librarian assistance, fax/scan/print/copy documents, and purchase/replenish a CDTA Navigator card. Some in-person programming has returned with registration required and capacity limits. Study rooms are also available.

Expanded hours at the branches | You’ll find morning, evening, and Saturday hours at all open branches.

Masks in the library  | The library’s Board of Trustees renewed the mask mandate requiring all visitors (age 2 and older) and staff to wear masks in the library. We are taking this step to ensure APL is accessible, safe, and welcoming to everyone in our community. The NYS Department of Health “strongly recommends masks in indoor settings where vaccination status of individuals is unknown.” For now, we’ve chosen the more cautious alternative.

No time limits on your visit | No appointments needed for browsing  | There are no limits on the number of people in the library at one time, the length of your visit, and requiring appointments for browsing. We still recommend appointments to use a computer.

*The North Albany Branch is closed for construction. This branch is projected to open in 2022.*

The list below details the current services and hours at each library branch. — Updated 8/2/21

ARBOR HILL/WEST HILL | 148 Henry Johnson Blvd. | (518) 427-4300 ext. 2

Arbor Hill/West Hill Services: 

  • Unlimited browsing
  • Material pickup by curbside and in-building 
  • Computer use (appointment suggested)
  • Fax, scan, copy, print documents
  • Reference and research assistance
  • CDTA Navigator bus pass purchase and replenishment
  • Use a study room

Arbor Hill/West Hill Hours:

Monday 10 am-6 pm

Tuesday 12-8 pm

Wednesday 10 am-6 pm

Thursday 12-8 pm

Friday 12-6 pm

Saturday 12-5 pm

 

BACH | 455 New Scotland Ave. | (518) 427-4300 ext. 3

Bach Services: 

  • Unlimited browsing 
  • Material pickup by curbside and in-building (appointment suggested for curbside)
  • Computer use (appointment suggested)
  • Fax, scan, copy, print documents
  • Reference and research assistance
  • CDTA Navigator bus pass purchase and replenishment
  • Use a study room

Bach Hours:

Monday 10 am-6 pm

Tuesday 12-8 pm

Wednesday 10 am-6 pm

Thursday 12-8 pm

Friday 12-6 pm

Saturday 12-5 pm 

 

DELAWARE | 331 Delaware Ave. | (518) 427-4300 ext. 4

Delaware Services: 

  • Unlimited browsing
  • Material pickup by curbside and in-building (appointment suggested for curbside)
  • Computer use (appointment suggested)
  • Fax, scan, copy, print documents
  • Reference and research assistance
  • CDTA Navigator bus pass purchase and replenishment
  • Use a study room

Delaware Hours:

Monday 10 am-6 pm

Tuesday 12-8 pm

Wednesday 10 am-6 pm

Thursday 12-8 pm

Friday 12-6 pm

Saturday 12-5 pm

 

HOWE | 105 Schuyler St. | (518) 427-4300 ext. 5

Howe Services: 

  • Unlimited browsing 
  • Material pickup by curbside and in-building (appointment suggested)
  • Computer use (appointment suggested)
  • Fax, scan, copy, print documents
  • Reference and research assistance
  • CDTA Navigator bus pass purchase and replenishment
  • Use a study room

Howe Hours:

Monday 12-8 pm

Tuesday 10 am-6 pm

Wednesday 12-8 pm

Thursday 10 am-6 pm

Friday 12-6 pm

Saturday 12-5 pm

 

PINE HILLS | 517 Western Ave. | (518) 427-4300 ext. 7

Pine Hills Services: 

  • Unlimited browsing
  • Material pickup by curbside and in-building (appointment suggested for curbside)
  • Computer use (appointment suggested for curbside)
  • Fax, scan, copy, print documents
  • Reference and research assistance
  • CDTA Navigator bus pass purchase and replenishment
  • Use a study room

Pine Hills Hours:

Monday 12-8 pm

Tuesday 10 am-6 pm

Wednesday 12-8 pm

Thursday 10 am-6 pm

Friday 12-6 pm

Saturday 12-5 pm

 

WASHINGTON AVE. | 161 Washington Ave. | (518) 427-4300 ext. 1

Washington Ave. Services: 

  • Unlimited browsing
  • Material pickup by curbside and in-building 
  • Computer use (appointment suggested)
  • Fax, scan, copy, print documents
  • Reference and research assistance
  • CDTA Navigator bus pass purchase and replenishment
  • Use a study room

Washington Ave. Hours:

Monday 12 pm-8 pm

Tuesday 10 am-6 pm

Wednesday 12 pm-8 pm

Thursday 10 am-6 pm

Friday 10 am-6 pm

Saturday 12-5 pm