This page provides links to the web sites for a number of libraries in the Capital District (Albany, Schenectady and Troy, New York). These links are intended to provide directions and/or maps, as well as hours and other relevant basic access information for these institutions from their own web pages. See Direct Access Program brochure for information on obtaining borrowing privileges at local libraries via the Direct Access Program (DAP).
Suggestions or problems with this page should be directed to Lindsay Bush (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Research Library, which was established in 1818, collects, preserves and makes available materials that support State government work. The Library's collections, now numbering over 20 million items, may also be used by other researchers on-site, online and via interlibrary loan.
The Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL) lends braille and recorded books and magazines, and related equipment to residents of the 55 upstate counties of New York State who are unable to read printed materials because of a visual or physical disability.
The Division of Library Development works in partnership with 73 library systems to bring library services to the millions of people who use New York's academic, public, school and special libraries. Library Development also administers State and Federal grant programs that provide aid for library services.
It is also a Regional Federal Document Depository and receives all the material the government publishes and distributes through the depository program.
CDLC is one of nine regional New York State Councils that compose ESLN, the Empire State Library Network. The service area comprises the counties of Albany, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington. In all, the region includes over 500 Libraries served by the programs and services of CDLC; these include academic libraries; public library systems and public libraries; school library systems and school libraries; and special libraries.
Services provided by CDLC to its member libraries include Interlibrary Loan; Union List of Serials; CaDiLaC Online, a virtual online regional union catalog; Cooperative Cataloging; digitized library collections; Direct Access Program, allowing patrons to borrow from many local libraries; continuing education programs for the staff of member libraries; and the administration of state-funded regional automation, Coordinated Collection Development, and Hospital Library Services.
CDLC Member Libraries (with addresses and phone numbers)
Albany Public Library
Locations and Schedule of Service
Albany College of Pharmacy
Hours and Directions