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.]

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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)

2022 Schedule of Service

Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch

148 Henry Johnson Boulevard Albany NY 12210
518-427-4300 ext. 2 (NEW!)

Hours:

CURRENT 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 
Sunday 1-5 pm
 

Branch Manager: Alexandra Bernat

arborhillwesthill@albanypubliclibrary.org

Bach Branch

455 New Scotland Avenue Albany NY 12208
518-427-4300 ext. 3 (NEW!)

Hours:

CURRENT 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
Sunday 1-5 pm
 

Branch Manager: Christina Stenson-Carey

bach@albanypubliclibrary.org

Delaware Branch

331 Delaware Avenue Albany NY 12209
518-427-4300 ext. 4 (NEW!)

Hours:

CURRENT 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 
 

Branch Manager: Julia Pinto-Martin

delaware@albanypubliclibrary.org

Howe Branch

105 Schuyler Street Albany NY 12202
518-427-4300 ext. 5 (NEW!)

Hours:

CURRENT 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
 

Branch Manager: Tor Loney

howe@albanypubliclibrary.org

Pine Hills Branch

517 Western Avenue Albany NY 12203
518-427-4300 ext. 7 (NEW)

Hours:

CURRENT 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
 

Branch Manager: Lauren Cardinal

pinehills@albanypubliclibrary.org

 

Washington Avenue Branch

161 Washington Avenue Albany NY 12210
(518) 427-4300 ext. 1 (NEW!)

Hours:

CURRENT HOURS 
Monday 10 am-8 pm
Tuesday 10 am-8 pm
Wednesday 10 am-8 pm
Thursday 10 am-8 pm
Friday 10 am-6 pm
Saturday 10 am-5 pm
 

Co-Branch Managers: Jim Davies & Lisa Neuman

washingtonave@albanypubliclibrary.org