Albany County Library

Find Albany County New York libraries, such as state, town, city, public, private, college and university library branches. Libraries provide information on applications, borrowing books, ebooks, library programs, online databases and research.


Albany Campus Library 140 New Scotland Avenue Albany NY 12208 518-292-1721


Albany Public Library 161 Washington Avenue Albany NY 12210 518-427-4300

Altamont Free Library 181 Main Street Altamont NY 12009 518-861-7239

Bethlehem Public Library 451 Delaware Avenue Delmar NY 12054 518-439-9314

Historic Cherry Hill 523 South Pearl Street Albany NY 12202 518-434-4791

Monographic Control Library Madison Ave Albany NY 12230 518-474-5948

New York State Library 222 Madison Avenue Albany NY 12210 518-474-5355

University at Albany Library 1400 Washington Avenue Albany NY 12206 518-442-3300

Voorheesville Public Library 51 School Road Voorheesville NY 12186 518-765-2791

What is a Library?

A library is any place that stores books, information or reading material. Libraries exist at the national, state and city levels with some being private and others public. Some larger library systems have locations in multiple cities or towns, also known as branches. There are also college and university libraries.

Although a library traditionally contained only books, most libraries nowadays feature digital research databases, newspapers, magazines, CDs, and DVDs. Often, access to the internet is also available through onsite computers. Some libraries still use older forms of media, such as videotapes and microfiche, and others include more advanced options like e-books and blue-rays.