Suggest an Item for Purchase

Suggest an item for purchase

The Library welcomes suggestions for the collection.  Patrons with a valid Albany Public Library card may submit purchase requests online.  While we would like to be able to accommodate all requests for purchase, we are limited by budget constraints, item availability, and the Library’s policy for collection development.

All new items may be requested within 2 months of publication date.

If the library purchases your request, you will be placed on the Holds list for the item.

Please note that our collection budget – from which we buy the books, DVDs, magazines, newspapers, and more – is funded entirely by library supporters such as Friends of the Library, the Albany Library Foundation and The Scharpf Foundation.   We are very grateful to them for the support which makes it possible to keep our circulation collections as current as possible.  We now rely on fundraising to purchase all items for our collection and receive NO money from the City budget for our collections.

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

If you are interested in helping support the library during these difficult budget years, please visit our website’s Support Your Library page to find out how. We appreciate your support!

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Main Library Hours
Tuesday 10-7
Wednesday 10-7
Thursday 10-6
Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-5
Closed Sunday and Monday

2450 14th Avenue SE
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Carnegie Library Hours
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Friday and Saturday 10-1
Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday

302 Ferry Street SW
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