Support Your Library

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Albany Public Library. There are many ways you can help support the Library. Generous donors help us provide excellent programs, materials and services to the community of Albany and surrounding area.

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.

To comment on city budget cuts, contact your city councilors. For more information on the city budget process, visit the City of Albany Budget Committee website.

 

Albany Public Library Foundation

The Albany Public Library Foundation’s mission is to raise funds to provide an endowment to support the Carnegie Library operations and projects and support special library programs and services.

Special projects:

  • Scholarships for nonresident library cards; library cards can be expensive for the more than 800 families with children who live outside the Albany city limits.
  • Carnegie renovations such as basement upgrades of windows, floors, painting, and new electrical wiring; upgrades to modern window air-conditioners.
  • New Library fixtures.

Send a check to:
Albany Public Library Foundation
PO Box 102
Albany, OR 97321

Donate Materials

You can make a donation of new and gently used materials. By making donations to the Library or the Friends of the Library Bookstore, you are helping support our Library.

The Friends of the Library Bookstore (Main Library):

Monday 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday Noon-3:00 p.m.
Wednesday 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Thursday Noon – 3:00 p.m.
Friday 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Saturday 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Donations of all types of books are welcome, as well as CDs and DVDs. Bring books to the Main Library or to the Carnegie Library.

 

Friends of the 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.

The Friends of the Albany Public Library is dedicated to raising funds for Library materials, programs and services; encouraging and fostering reading; and supporting freedom to read.

To join the Friends, stop by the Bookstore or pick up a brochure at either Library.

Download membership form

Download donation form

Or send a check to:
Friends of the Albany Public Library
2450 14th Avenue SE
Albany, OR 97322-6880

Legacy Giving

A legacy gift to the Albany Public Library will leave a lasting benefit for future readers. We desire to make the most of such resources and investments. Unless specified, funds will be applied to an endowment currently managed by the Oregon Community Foundation. Interest from this trust is used to help fill the gap in materials expenses and special projects when City funds are insufficient. In this way, the Library is able to continue offering excellent services despite fluctuations in economic activity. A legacy gift gives a special connection with future generations of library patrons. Thank You.

To name the Albany Public Library in a will or trust, include a sentence similar to the following (always discuss precise wording with an attorney or financial planner.*):

I/We give and bequeath the Albany Public Library Tax ID # 93-6002114. (specified amount, specific percentage of assets, or number of shares of stock, etc.)

Questions? Contact LaRee Dominguez at 541-791-0112.

*NOTE: The content of this site is not intended to represent legal counsel. The information contained herein should be validated by a patron’s own professional advisors.

MAIN LIBRARY

2450 14th Avenue SE
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541-917-7580

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Staff Directory

Monday — Wednesday
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday — Friday
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday — Sunday
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

CARNEGIE LIBRARY

302 Ferry Street SW
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Saturday Summer Hours (June-August)

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