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350 John J. Audubon Pkwy.
Amherst , NY 14228 Map
Phone: 716-689-4922
Fax: 716-689-6116
Roseanne Butler-Smith


One mile north of the University at Buffalo North Campus on John James Audubon Parkway between North Forest Road and Dodge Road.
We are in the same complex as the Amherst Police Station, Courthouse and Senior Center.  Plenty of parking is available. 


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wi-fi available
  • Public Access Computers:
    For Adults, 13 desktop computers and 6 laptops -- with Microsoft Office Applications (2007), Internet Access, etc.;
    Flatbed scanner available;

    3 computers dedicated for Catalog; 
    8 computers dedicated for children;

    Printing charges: B&W 10¢ per page, color 25¢ per page.
  • Self check-out machines using RFID technology
  • Meeting Room, with capacity for 100 people -- used for Library Programs; available for use by nonprofit organizations (registration required)
  • Study Rooms are available for small groups (reservations recommended)
  • Children's Playroom --  for children with adult supervision
  • Copy machine, black & white only, 20¢ per copy
  • Outdoor Drop Box attached to building, for returned library material, open 24/7. This is the first automated drop box in Western New York, discharging materials as soon as they are inserted.
  • Coffee Bar - single brewed coffee or tea  ($1.25 per cup); Chocolate and Granola Bars are sold here too ($1 each).

    Sales of these items benefit the Amherst Public Libraries.
  • Display Cases -- large showcase, 88 inches wide, 43 inches high, and 13.5 inches deep -- smaller case for flat wall-mounted display -- both cases are available for groups.
  • Optelec ClearView Video Magnifier -- is easy to use and will help the visually impaired maintain their independence in everyday tasks such as reading books and magazines, viewing photographs and writing. Thanks to the Amherst Lions Club for donating this to us.

What's Special About the Audubon Library

 Named after John James Audubon (pictured above), we are situated in an idyllic setting, a short walk away from the Walton Woods hiking trail and bike path. In good weather, the tables and benches in front of the Library provide an attractive place to sit and read, talk with friends or watch the geese.
The Amherst Main Library at Audubon opened in 1987 within the Audubon New Community in Amherst, and has become B&ECPL's largest and busiest community library, home to among the most diverse populations in Erie County.
We host a wide variety of vibrant programs, and provide a safe, relaxing place to sip a cup of coffee, read magazines & newspapers or surf the web.
We are a participant in the Abitibi Paper Retriever Recycling Program, which benefits the Library and the environment

 To see all currently scheduled library-sponsored programs held at all four Amherst Public Libraries, 
click here for our chronological Facebook Event listing.
For events specific to just this branch, click on the calendar to the right on this page. 
Programs for all ages are offered throughout the year, including:

    We offer ongoing Toddler and Preschool series and special programs to promote reading. For School-Age Children we offer reading, crafts, LEGO club, and other special programs.

    -- Story Times & Daytime Children's Programs Fall 2016 -- click here for flyer

    -- Fall Children's Specials -- click here for flyer
    - Celebrate Fall on the Farm (ages 3-6)
    - Magical Creatures (ages 6-10)
    - On the Map! Adventures in Mapping (8-12)

    -- Drop-In Lego Club (September 13 -December 27 at 3:30pm) -- click here for flyer

    --Read to Dogs (ages 6-12) - With a caregiver present, kids read to a therapy dog -- click here for flyer with times in October & November


    --Evening and Weekend Programs for Children - Featuring family programs for all ages - click here  for flyer
    -- Around the World with Thirty Instruments -- folk concert with the duo Four Shillings Short, Sunday, October 9th from 2 - 4pm -- click here  for flyer 
    -- Trunk or Treat -- Sunday, October 23rd at 5:30pm (click here  for flyer) -- Registration begins October 1


Computer Classes - Group Classes September-December 2016 (click here  for flyer); Registration required

-- Computer Classes - one-on-one instruction by appointment, Wednesday afternoons and Saturdays   (click here  for more info); Registration required

    -- Audubon Library Book Club -- Click here  to see the selections for the fall; Registration required.

    --(click here  for flyer)-- Registration requested.
    Send questions & suggestions to audubonholistic@gmail.com
    -- Coloring Club for Adults -- Saturday mornings (click here  for flyer) 

    -- BPOvations -- special lectures to get better acqainted with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra -- click here  for flyer

    -- Make a Living Wreath -- Wenesday, October 12th at 7pm -- click here  for flyer -- Program full

    Knitting Club -- 
    Tuesdays from 5 - 7pm, September 20 - November 29 -- bring a new project or finish an old one. Beginners should bring a skein of worsted weight yarn and a pair of #8 or #9 knitting needles. Program is filled, call to be on waiting list.

    -- English as a Second Language Class -- Conversation & Reading for ESL students with trained Literacy Volunteers -- free, no registration required, drop in on Friday mornings from 10 am to 12 pm in Study Room 2

    -- Flu & Pneumonia Vaccinations -- Wednesday, September 28 from 10am - 2pm  (click here for flyer)

    -- History of Buffalo Music & Entertainment -- Wednesday, November 2 at 7pm (click here  for flyer)

    -- Free Opioid Overdose Recognition & Naloxone Use Community Training -- Wednesday, November 9 at 6:30pm (click here  for flyer) -- 
    Online Registration www.erie.gov/health or Call 716-858-7690

The Collection

Audubon has a wide assortment of materials, housing books and other materials for all ages.
We offer an extensive collection of nonprint materials, including popular and family movies on DVD and Blu-Ray, a large foreign film and documentary collection, and all genres of music CDs.

We carry a rotating array of audiobooks and large print books, as well as a small foreign language book collection, with titles in Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Korean & Russian. 
We subscribe to some unique Health & Fitness newsletters.
Local documents and the Amherst Flood Collection are housed here.


Holidays 2016

The four Amherst Libraries will be closed on:

January 1
January 18
February 15
March 25
March 27
May 30
July 4
September 5
November 11
November 24
December 24, 25 & 26
December 31 closing at 3pm

Here you can purchase gently used books. The Store is run by volunteers. We are always looking for more volunteers to help.
The following schedule is subject to change at any time, based on volunteers' availability, so if you were planning a special trip just for the Bookstore, we recommend calling ahead first at (716) 689-4922 to make sure it will be staffed when you arrive.

Mondays 10-8
Tuesdays 1-6
Wednesdays 10-4
Thursdays 10-7
Fridays 10-1


Amherst Public Library Board of Trustees

Term will expire 12/31/2020

Term will expire - 12/31/2017

Term will expire - 12/31/2016

Term will expire 12/31/2017

Term will expire - 12/31/2018

Term will expire  12/31/2017

Term will expire  12/31/16


Agenda & Meetings for the Board of Trustees of the Amherst Public Library

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
   4:15 PM.   Eggertsville-Snyder Branch
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
    4:15 PM.   Audubon Branch
Thursday, December 8, 2016
     4:15 PM. Williamsville Branch

Click here for a map!

View Events at this Library

The next scheduled holiday for this location is 11/11/2016 (Veteran's Day)

Library Hours
Sun12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Mon10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Tue10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Thu10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

*Sunday hours for the remainder of 2016 run from September 11 through December 18.