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350 John J. Audubon Pkwy.
Amherst , NY 14228 Map
Phone: 716-689-4922
Fax: 716-689-6116
Roseanne Butler-Smith
There will be
no public computer access
at Audubon Library
on Thursday, June 29th
due to installation of new Windows 10 computers.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

Amherst Public Library now has its teams in place for the 2017 Battle of the Books.

Thanks to all for your support.
Wish our teams luck at the contest on August 5th! 



Seeking Summer Youth Volunteers to Help with Summer Reading.

Click here  for flyer and signup sheet.

Seeking Summer Helpers to Volunteer for the Summer Fun  Club Programs.

Click here for flyer and signup sheet.

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 6 and under 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.


 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.

    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.

    French Story Time -- Saturday, June 24 at 2pm -- click here  for flyer

    Kidding Around Yoga -- fun-filled yoga classes for your kids --  July 1 -- click here  for flyer

    Niagara University Repertory Theatre -- Friday, August 18th at 12:30pm -- click here  for flyer

    Dried Flower Notecards -- craft program for 5 to 7 year olds -- Saturday, August 12 at 10:30 am -- click here  for flyer


    Wednesday, June 21st -- 
    click here  for the flyer for this kick-off event.

    For more information about the "Build a Better World" Summer Reading Challenge, click here --  the more you read, the more prizes you get!

    For Storytimes, Craft & Lego Clubs, Summer Fun Clubs, etc -- click here  for the 2017  Summer Children's Programs flyer

    Summer Children's Specials -- click here  for the flyer


     Featuring family programs for all ages - click here  for the Summer 2017 flyer

    College CPR: Pumping Life into Your Career Path -- Monday, July 17th at 6:30 pm -- click here  for flyer 


-- Computer Classes - Group Classes  May-June 2017 (click here   for flyer)

-- Computer Classes - Group Classes  July-August 2017 (click here   for flyer)

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


    -- Audubon Library Book Club -- 
    Fall Dates TBA

    Done for the season. Check back in August.
    Send questions & suggestions to


    -- "Mindfulness and Mindful Eating" -- Wednesday, June 21st at 6:30pm - click here for flyer

    -- Natural Women: Celebrating the Female Composers and Musicians that have Shaped American Music -- Thursday, August 24 at 7pm -- click here  for flyer

    -- BPOvations -- Fall Dates TBA

    Knitting Club -- New dates TBA
     late 2017

    Backyard Birding -- Monday, July 31st at 6:30 pm -- click here  for flyer

    -- Crochet (for adults) -- Thursdays, April 27 - June 29 (5-7pm) -- Space is limited and registration is required -- click here for flyer - PROGRAM FULL

    -- English as a Second Language Class -- Conversation & Reading for ESL students with trained Literacy Volunteers -- free, no registration required -- drop in classes on Friday mornings from 10 am to 12 pm in Study Room 2
    We also offer free English as a Second Language classes through BOCES on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 1 pm in STudy Room 3.

    -- Yoga Classes -  for Adults --
     Thursdays on June 29 and July 13-27 at 5:30 pm -- space is limited and registration is required -- click here  for flyer

    -- Adult Coloring Club -- Saturday mornings from 10am - 12pm, May 6 & 20 and also June 3 & 17 -- click here  for flyer

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, Japanese, Korean & Russian. 
We subscribe to some unique Health & Fitness newsletters.
Local documents and the Amherst Flood Collection are housed here.

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.


Holidays 2017

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 16 (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)

Book Sales

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 10:30-1:30,
Wednesdays 10-1
Thursdays 10-7
Fridays 10-4
Saturdays 11-12:30


Amherst Public Library Board of Trustees

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