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

How are Public Libraries funded?

The vast majority of funding that supports the operation of Public Libraries comes from county and local governments. At times, grant funding may be available for specific programs, projects, or capital improvements. Fees for special programs and services account for a relatively small percentage of revenue for Public Libraries.

What are the Friends of the Library?

Friends of the Library are organizations formed to support their local Public Libraries. They typically establish themselves as independent, non-profit organizations that conduct fundraising to supplement Library resources and organize Library related events.

What is the Dewey Decimal system?

The Dewey Decimal system is a classification system used in many libraries to organize their books. The classification number allows for books to easily be located or returned to their assigned place in the library. The system is constantly revised to keep up with changes in the libraries.