510 526 3720 x7 friendsalbany@yahoo.com


The Friends of the Albany Library is a 501(c)3 public benefit non-profit, tax ID 94-3085229.


Each summer the Albany Branch Manager provides the Board of the Friends of the Albany Library with a proposed list of programs, materials, and projects the Friends could fund.

Free Books

Each year FAL donates almost $50,000 to benefit the library with programs and various services. Examples include:


Storytellers and Performers
Origami/Craft Programs
Family Sing-a-long weekly
Knitting – weekly
Book Discussion Group
Albany Reads
Career Counselling
Teen Programs
Game Days

Microfilming & Microfilm Reader



Archiving Historic documents
Friends cull donations for materials the library wants.
After sales, unsold books are donated to local non-profit organizations and Bay Area teachers.
Selected items are set out for FREE