What's new at the library:

Browsing appointments

The Albany Public Library is excited to open our doors for browsing by appointment!

  • These 20-minute appointments are designed to provide quick access to browse the collections and pickup holds.
  • Similar to our curbside service, you can come ANYTIME during the 1-hour window.  Once you arrive, you will have 20 minutes to browse the shelves, pickup holds, and use self-checkout.
  • We can accommodate up to 4 people from the same household per reservation.
  • Browsing appointments are limited to once per week.
  • Click here to schedule an appointment

Holds pick-up at the Albany Farmers’ Market

Get your fresh picked library holds at the Albany Farmers’ Market! Make an appointment to pickup holds any time between 9-11 a.m.

NOTE: Your holds must be ready to pick up by Thursday to be able to pick-up on Saturday. You will receive an email notice that your holds are ready or you can check your account through our website or calling the library at 541-917-7580.

Please wear a mask and observe physical distancing at your pick-up, as well as observing the rules of the market, which can be found here.

New York Times Digital Access

Albany Public Library is excited to offer access to New York Times Digital by remote code activation.  See instruction below to get started.

Remote Access:

  • Click here to redeem the promotional code, you must create or log-in with a NYTime.com account
  • Promotional code is active for 72 hours. After 72 hours, you can redeem a new code by clicking here.

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Curbside Pickup!

We’re excited to offer contact-free curbside pickup at the Main Library!

Here’s how to get started with this service: Read More…

Main Library

Carnegie Library

302 Ferry Street SW

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Albany Library Foundation
City of Albany, Oregon
Friends of the APL
Library Board
Linn Genealogical Society

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