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Mission and History

Mission statement:

We strengthen public libraries in Albany and Rensselaer Counties, providing essential services to connect people and information.


The Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS) is a cooperative association of twenty-nine autonomous public libraries working together to improve library service for the 446,626 residents of Albany and Rensselaer Counties. Founded in 1960 and chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York as a not-for-profit, educational corporation, UHLS is one of twenty-three public library systems in New York State.

UHLS coordinates programs and activities to assist and complement the resources and efforts of its member libraries. It offers a variety of consultant services, works to improve library and information services through a shared automation system, operates a daily delivery service, and provides outreach services to underserved populations.

Upper Hudson Library System, 28 Essex Street, Albany, NY 12206
Phone: 518-437-9880, Fax: 518-437-9884
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