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First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany


The Charles R. Joy Library is located in Stott Lounge on the second floor. It is open except when Stott Lounge is in use for a scheduled meeting. Directions to check out and return books are posted in the Library. Borrowing is on the honor system.

The Library supports the mission of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, and selectively collects and facilitates access to information resources on: Unitarian Universalism and other spiritual traditions, social and ethical issues, philosophy, theology, Bible study with a liberal religious perspective, and other issues of interest to our congregation. The library also holds non-circulating collections of art books and antiquarian books on Unitarian Universalist history.

The library catalog is online at  http://www.librarything.com/catalog/joylibrary1885.

The Joy Library Committee presently consists of Melanie and Paul Axel-Lute (Co-Chairs), Sally Knapp, Cassie Artale,  Lucy Wrightington, and Todd VonHausen. The full committee is involved in choosing new books to purchase for the library.  

For the library’s Collection Guidelines, please click here.

To suggest items for purchase, offer books for donation, or inquire about joining the committee, email us at: joylibrary@albanyuu.org.

The library is named in honor of Charles Rhind Joy.

(Updated 3/22/2018)