All locations CLOSED on Thursday, Nov. 25, for Thanksgiving. Have a wonderful holiday!
Albany Public Library Locations
We are now following CDC guidance and metrics for community transmission in relation to service changes in the library during the pandemic. As the amount of community transmission increases, the library will slowly implement phase restrictions on which in-person library services are permitted. And as community transmission decreases, the library will reintroduce those services.
CURRENT PHASE: HIGH | The following in-person services are suspended at this time: study rooms, meeting rooms, in-person reference assistance, all indoor and select outdoor programs, indoor seating, and restrooms. 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 8/25/21
EXPANDED HOURS, INCLUDING SUNDAYS | There are now Sunday hours at the Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch and Bach Branch plus additional hours throughout the week at the Washington Ave. Branch. | Updated 9/9/21
Core services are available in person during all phases of the pandemic: | Pickup and checkout of material; browsing of book, music, movie, reference, and all other collections; computer and internet use; copying, printing, faxing, and scanning documents; and purchasing or replenishing CDTA Navigator bus passes.
[North Albany is closed for construction. This branch is projected to open in early 2022.]
We have seven award-winning neighborhood libraries across the city of Albany, NY where you can read, learn, and interact with a wide variety of great resources. In addition, we offer fantastic programs for all ages! Our libraries are open to everyone, though you will need a library card to borrow materials and use certain services. Learn more about what you’ll find at each of our branches, and visit us today!
2021 Schedule of Service (Updated 9/14/21)
Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch
148 Henry Johnson Boulevard Albany NY 12210
518-427-4300 ext. 2 (NEW!)
455 New Scotland Avenue Albany NY 12208
518-427-4300 ext. 3 (NEW!)
331 Delaware Avenue Albany NY 12209
518-427-4300 ext. 4 (NEW!)
105 Schuyler Street Albany NY 12202
518-427-4300 ext. 5 (NEW!)
North Albany Branch
616 North Pearl Street Albany NY 12204
518-427-4300 ext. 6
Pine Hills Branch
517 Western Avenue Albany NY 12203
518-427-4300 ext. 7 (NEW)
Washington Avenue Branch
161 Washington Avenue Albany NY 12210
(518) 427-4300 ext. 1 (NEW!)