350 John J. Audubon Pkwy.
Amherst , NY 14228
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.
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)
3 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.
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 have a new beverage and snack vending machine, and also serve coffee and hot chocolate.
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.
Click here for Story Times at the 4 Amherst branches for Winter-Spring 2017
-- Drop-In Lego Club (January 3 -June 27 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm) -- click here for flyer
For the flyer for Lego Clubs at the other 3 Amherst libraries, and for the Craft Club at all 4 Amherst libraries, click here.
All Aboard for Fun -- Train stories, crafts and songs -- Tuesday, February 7 at 10:30 -- Ages 3-6 (click here for flyer)
Dinosaurs -- Stories, puzzles, games & crafts -- Thursday, April 20 at 4pm (click here for flyer)
Kids Yoga in March -- Click here for flyer
--Evening and Weekend Programs for Children - Featuring family programs for all ages - click here for flyer
COMPUTER CLASSES FOR ADULTS
-- Computer Classes - Group Classes January-April 2017 (click here for flyer
-- Computer Classes - one-on-one instruction by appointment, Wednesday and Friday afternoons (click here for more info); Registration required
BOOK CLUBS AND AUTHORS
-- Audubon Library Book Club -- Click here to see the selections for the January through May 2017; Registration required.
HOLISTIC LECTURE SERIES
Click here for the January 2017 flyer.
More events forthcoming once we finalize plans.
Send questions & suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
OTHER PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS
-- BPOvations -- special lectures to get better acqainted with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and its events -- click here for flyer
-- Knitting Club -- Tuesdays from 5 - 7pm, January 17 - April 4 -- 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 full, call to be on waiting list.
-- Adult Coloring Club -- Saturday mornings 10am - 12pm on January 14 & 28 and also February 11 & 25 -- click here for flyer
-- 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
-- Yoga Classes - Sundays in February. Pre-registration required. Space is limited. Click here for flyer
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.
The four Amherst Libraries will be closed on:
January 1 - 2 (New Year's Day)
January 16 (MLK Day)
February 20 (Presidents Day)
April 14 (Good Friday)
April 20 (Easter Sunday)
May 29 (Memorial Day)
July 4 (Independence Day)
September 4 (Labor Day)
November 10-11 (Veterans Day)
November 23 (Thanksgiving)
December 25 (Christmas)
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.
Amherst Public Library Board of Trustees
JEFFREY F. VOELKL
Term will expire 12/31/2020
MARJORIE A. ZELMAN
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 12/31/2016
HON. PENNY M. WOLFGANG
Term will expire 12/31//2018
MARJORIE A. ZELMAN email@example.com
Term will expire - 12/31/2017TREASURER
MARJORIE FRANKNECHT firstname.lastname@example.org
Term will expire - 12/31/2016SECRETARY
BARBARA J. ROBSHAW BRobshaw@yahoo.com
Term will expire 12/31/18
Term will expire - 12/31/2014
Term will expire 12/31/2017RONALD KERN
Term will expire 12/31/2017CAROLYN GIAMBRA
Term will expire 12/31/16Agenda & Meetings for the Board of Trustees of the Amherst Public Library
December 2016 Agenda
October 19, 2016 Minutes
October 2016 Agenda
September 21, 2016 Minutes
July 2016 Agenda
June 16, 2016 Minutes
June 2016 Agenda
April 26. 2016 Minutes
April 26, 2016 agenda
March 30, 2016 Minutes
February 17, 2016 Minutes /February 2016 Agenda
January 20, 2016 Minutes
November 18, 2015 Minutes / November 2015 Agenda
October 20, 2015 Minutes / October 2015 Agenda
September 16, 2015 Minutes
July 2015 Agenda
May 20, 2015 Minutes
April 2015 Agenda
February 25, 2015 Minutes / February 2015 Agenda
January 21, 2015 Minutes / January 2015 Agenda
December 2, 2014 Minutes
October 2014 Agenda
September 10, 2014 Board Minutes / September 2014 Agenda
August 6, 2014 Minutes / August 2014 Agenda
June 10, 2014 Minutes / June 2014 Agenda
May 14, 2014 Board Minutes / May 2014 Agenda
April 2, 2014 Board Minutes / April 2014 Agenda
March 4, 2014 Board Minutes / March 2014 agenda
Jan 29, 2014 Board Minutes / January 2014 Agenda
December 10, 2013 Board Minutes / December 2013 Agenda
October 9, 2013 Board Minutes / October 2013 Agenda
September 11, 2013 Board Minutes / September 2013 Agenda
July 2013 Minutes / July 2013 Agenda
Jun 26, 2013 Board Minutes / June 2013 Agenda
April 17, 2013 Board Minutes / April 2013 Agenda
February 27, 2013 Board Minutes /
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The next scheduled holiday for this location is 01/16/2017 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
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|Mon||10:00 AM - 09:00 PM|
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|Fri||10:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
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*Winter/Spring Sunday hours run from January 8, 2017 through June 11, 2017 with the exceptions of April 16 (Easter) and May 28 (Sunday before Memorial Day).