The Scranton Public Library envisions a future in which everyone has free access to a diversity of resources needed to lead productive and fulfilling lives.
The Scranton Public Library strives to enhance the lives of all individuals by offering free access to materials and programs designed to satisfy the informational and recreational needs of our community.
Current officers of the Board of Trustees of the Scranton Public Library are:
President: Ms. Karen Palumbo
Vice President: Sr. Ann Walsh, IHM
Treasurer: Mr. James Henkelman
Board of Trustees
c/o Scranton Public Library, 500 Vine St,
Scranton PA 18509
Library Director: Jack Finnerty 570-348-3013
The Albright Memorial Library stands on the site of the Albright Family homestead. John J. Albright built the Library as his gift to the people of Scranton. Construction began in June 1891 and was completed in June 1893 at a cost of $125,000. The building is owned by the Scranton Public Library Authority, and operated by the Board of Trustees of the Scranton Public Library.
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Welcome to the Albright Memorial Library
We look forward to providing you with the best library service possible. In return, we ask only that you treat the Library, its contents, the staff, and other patrons with respect. Failure to do so may result in denial of service, suspension of privileges, or expulsion.
Please observe the following rules of behavior:
Approved by the Library Board of Trustees, June 2015