Fines are charged for overdue materials based upon the current fee schedule.
Items not owned by the Albany Public Library may be requested from another institution by submitting an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request.
For each ILL request, there is a nonrefundable $3.00 fee. Although the Library will make every effort to fill your request, there is no guarantee that it will be possible to do so. Please allow 1 to 3 weeks for requests to be filled.
You must have an Albany Public Library card to request an item through Interlibrary Loan. Passport, Linn Library Consortium, GAPS cardholders are not eligible for ILL
For more information, or to submit an ILL request, please visit the Reference desk or call 541-917-7582.
It is the Library’s mission to provide free and easy access to its facilities, resources, and services for all people of Albany. To this end, the Library has established rules of conduct that promote a safe, comfortable, healthy, and barrier-free environment. Library staff shall make every effort to apply these rules in a fair, humane, and positive manner for the benefit of all. The Rules of Conduct cover activities inside and outside the Library building, including the Library grounds and parking lots. We ask your cooperation in maintaining an environment conducive to enjoyable use of the Library for all.
In addition to the above, violation of any federal or state statute or local ordinance will be regarded as a violation of Library rules. The City of Albany reserves the right to eject or refuse further admission to those individuals who violate Library rules, create disorder, or engage in illegal activity, immediately and may have violators trespassed for one month, six months, or a year at both Library locations. The Library’s procedure, in most cases, will consist of a verbal warning first, but conduct listed under numbers 9., 11., 14, and 19., may immediately warrant a year trespass. Violators are subject to arrest for trespass under Section 7.40.040 of the Albany Municipal Code. These sanctions are not exclusive and any other remedies available by law or equity to obtain compliance with these rules will be pursued. Patrons may appeal their trespass to the Library Board. The trespass will remain in effect during the appeal process.
|Item Type||Loan Period||Item Limit|
|7-day books||1 week||5|
|Children’s books||3 weeks||None|
|741.5 call number books (comics & manga)||3 weeks||5|
|Music CDs||3 weeks||10|
|Kits, books on tape & CD||3 weeks||5|
|Console games||1 week||2|
|DVDs & Videos||1 week||10|
The Albany Public Library is pleased to make available to not-for-profit, noncommercial, nonsectarian, and nonpolitical organizations meeting room facilities.
Sometimes it is difficult to find a space to conduct a meeting. The following locations are known to accommodate groups in search of a space. Each hosting location will have its own policies regarding hours, costs, and services. Please make local inquiry.
The Library welcomes suggestions for the collection. Patrons with a valid Albany Public Library card may submit purchase requests online. While we would like to be able to accommodate all requests for purchase, we are limited by budget constraints, item availability, and the Library’s policy for collection development.
All new items may be requested within 2 months of publication date.
If the library purchases your request, you will be placed on the Holds list for the item.
In the 2019-2021 biennium city budget, our collection budget – from which we buy the books, DVDs, magazines, newspapers, and more – dropped by 70% in 2019-2020 and by 100% in 2020-2021. Starting in July 2020, no city money is available for purchasing these items. We will rely entirely on fundraising to purchase all library items.
If you are interested in helping support the library during these difficult budget years, please visit our website’s Support Your Library page to find out how. We appreciate your support!
The Albany Public Library offers test proctoring services to patrons with a current Albany Public Library card. If a student does not live within the Albany city limits the student will need to purchase a $50 nonresident card before the Library can administer proctoring services. (Oregon Library Passport cards cannot be used for test proctoring.) The student needs to make an appointment to take the test – any open hours are suitable, as long as the student will have time to complete the test before the Library closes.
For more information or to make an appointment please call the Reference Desk at 541-917-7582 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vacation loan periods may be requested at the time of checkout and they are double the usual loan period. Items that normally check out for one week will be checked out for two weeks, and items that normally check out for three weeks will be checked out for six weeks.
Call or e-mail us for an extended loan – 541-917-7581.