Visiting the Library

Library Hours

The library is open Thursday afternoons 1 pm to 4:30 pm, and by pre-scheduled appointment.

Requests must be received in writing (either by email or regular mail). Please allow 2 to 4 weeks to arrange special appointments.

Contact: Douglas McCombs,, or Diane Shewchuk,

Albany Institute of History & Art
125 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210


Library Admission

Albany Institute members: free

Nonmembers: adults $10; seniors and students with ID $8 (includes admission to museum galleries)*

     *Access to library not included with general museum passes.

Photocopying Materials

Photocopies of general collection materials: 25 cents per page plus shipping and handling*

Non-reproducible scans of library materials: $5.00 per image*

Pleas allow 2 to 4 weeks for requests to be answered

     * Library staff may determine that certain materials are too fragile for photocopying or scanning

Digital camera: Patrons may bring a digital camera for research purposes only