sidewalk leading to the Colonie Library building showing green trees and blue sky

629 Albany Shaker Road

Loudonville, NY 12211

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Children’s Room & Services

  • Certified Parent Child play space with gross motor and early literacy focus; books for parents and teachers are nearby
  • Lactation room
  • Fenced outdoor play space with gross motor toys and family-friendly StoryWalk
  • Computers available for children to do homework and web-based games. Printing >
  • Current events are posted on the calendar >
  • Other services include:
  • Please read our Code of Conduct policy > regarding unattended children and age requirements

Teen Room (The Cube) & Services

  • Comfortable space for group work, studying, and relaxing
  • Collection focused on ages 12-18 but anyone is welcome to browse and borrow
  • Seating, tables, computers, study guides, and board games reserved for ages 12-18
  • School buses drop off students at the library
    • Colonie High School – Bus #49; and late bus 15
    • Shaker High School – #111, Old Maxwell Rd and Serviceberry; and Late Bus #6
  • Current events are posted on the calendar >
  • Other services include:
  • Students in grades 7-12 have many opportunities to volunteer > throughout the school year and summer

Quiet Spaces

Reading Room

  • Designated quiet space
  • Individual sized tables and cushioned chairs
  • Standing desk with charging and power outlets, tall chairs available
  • Newspapers, magazines and reference materials
  • Book sale space

Semi-Quiet Spaces


Tutoring Policy >

  • Second floor; accessible by elevator or stairs
  • Semi-quiet space with larger tables equipped with power outlets
    • facing the entrance/exit: 1 chair per table for individual work
    • facing the back of building: 2 chairs per table for tutoring


  • Semi-quiet space
  • Located downstairs, outside The Cube
  • Small group tables with 2 chairs per table for individual or quiet group work

Outdoor Reading Garden

  • Outdoor space with a table, chairs, benches
  • WiFi
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