Hours & Locations

MAIN 541-917-7580
2450 14th Avenue SE, Albany, OR 97322
Monday - Wednesday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday & Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

CARNEGIE 541-917-7585
302 Ferry Street SW, Albany, OR 97321
Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Upcoming Events

  • December 10, 2014 10:30 amPreschool Story time with puppets
  • December 11, 2014 10:30 amPreschool Story time with puppets
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Friends of the Albany Public Library

In 1941, the Friends of the Albany Public Library was established to provide funds for programs and equipment not covered by the City budget. As the services offered by the Library continue to increase, the support of the Friends becomes ever more important.


Friends of the Albany Public Library present their Holiday Silver Tea and Readers’ Theater Performance, Friday, December 12, at noon.
Albany Pubic Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Wilderness Act, an original play written by Leslie Hogan in readers’ theater format entitled, ” An Essential Triumvirate: Theodore Roosevelt, Gifford Pinchot, John Muir and the Conservationists’ Ethic” will be presented.  For more information, click here  2014 Leslie Hogan

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2014-15   Programs for the Friends of the Albany Public Library

September 12, 2014 – Jim Lindsay, author of Little Bastards

October 10, 2014 – Nancy Weber, OSU mycologist (mushroom expert)

November 7 & 8, 2014 – Annual Book Sale at the Fairgrounds

December 12, 2014 – Jane Donovan and Leslie Hogan, Reader’s Theater Presentation: “Beginning of the National Park System (Eleanor Roosevelt, Teddy Roosevelt, Gifford Pinchot)”

January 9, 2015 – Wine & Food Pairing by local wine expert

February 13, 2015 – Ariko Iso, football trainer at OSU

March 13, 2015- Mike Waters of Timberhill Athletic Club presents                    “How to Age Healthfully”

April 10, 2015 –  Scott Burns of PSU, author of “Cataclysm on the Columbia

May 8, 2015 – Gregory Nokes, author of “Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory

Save the Date for Library Uncorked 2015!

Saturday February 7, 2015 at the Main Library.

The Friends of the Albany Public Library are planning another gala wine tasting and silent auction event right before Valentine’s Day. This time it will be held at the Main Albany Public Library.. SAVE THE DATE NOW!

Past Programs

View a list of past programs hosted by the Friends as well as the program flyers.


Become a Friend of Albany Public Library

Friends of the Library Bookstore

April is membership month

Dues: Senior – $10

Individual – $15

Family – $20

Sustaining – $50

Sponsor – $100

Benefactor – $500

  • To join the Friends, please stop by the Bookstore, or pick up a brochure at either Library. Please make checks payable to: FRIENDS OF THE ALBANY PUBLIC LIBRARY.  Mail to 2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany, OR, 97322-6880
  • For a downloadable membership form, click here.

Activities Sponsored

  • BOOK STORE- Main Library – M, W, F 1:00-5:00; Tues 12:00-3:00; Sat 1:00-4:00
  • Noon programs the second Friday of each month, September-May
  • Summer Reading Programs for children, young adults and adults, June-August
  • 2014 Used Book Sale – Save the date! November 7-8, 2014; Linn County Fairgrounds
  • Author’s Day in April

Fund-Raising Activities

  • Used books for sale at both Library branches
  • Book bags, note cards, coffee cups, and holiday ornaments for sale at the Friends Book Store
  • For book donation pick-up call Nancy Powell at 541-928-4400



SERIOUSLY SEEKING BOOKS! You and your donations are needed! All types of books welcome, and don’t forget your CD’s, and DVD’s. Bring your books to back entrance of the new library or to the Carnegie Library.



Recent Purchases from Dues and Gifts

  • Meeting room chairs and tables
  • Chairs for catalog access
  • Window coverings
  • Books, and other materials
  • Magazine racks
  • Microfilm Reader Printer