About Albright Memorial Library


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: Mr. James Henkelman
Vice President: Ms. Linda Koons
Treasurer/Secretary: Mr. Joseph X. Garvey

Mailing Address:
Board of Trustees
c/o Scranton Public Library, 500 Vine St,
Scranton PA 18509


Chief Executive Officer: Scott Thomas, 570-348-3013, sthomas@albright.org


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.

Book Donations

We happily accept your gently used books.  Please call 570-348-3000 ext. 3022 to schedule a drop off.

We do not accept:

  1. Textbooks
  2. Encyclopedias
  3. Magazines
  4. Readers Digest Abridged Books
  5. Damaged or Moldy Materials

Employment Application

Online Application for the Scranton Public Library

Printable Application for the Scranton Public Library

Patron Behavior Policy

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:

  • Physical, sexual, and verbal harassment of staff, and/or other library patrons is prohibited.
  • Excessive noise and disruptive behavior is prohibited.
  • Alcohol and/or other drugs may not be brought on the premises.
  • Smoking, including vaping, is not permitted anywhere in the building or on the Library grounds. Other forms of tobacco use are similarly prohibited.
  • Food is not permitted. Beverages in covered containers are permitted in designated areas only.
  • Use of obscene language is prohibited.
  • Young children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Petitioning, soliciting or selling merchandise is prohibited.
  • Garbage bags are not permitted in the Library. Knapsacks, duffel bags, suitcases, etc. left unattended are subject to removal and disposal.
  • Animals other than non-disruptive trained service animals are not permitted.

Approved by the Library Board of Trustees,  June 2015

Printable Patron Behavior Policy

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