Alden Ewell Free Library

BECPL is now FINE FREE! Charges for lost and/or damaged materials still apply


Buffalo & Erie County Public Library is now fine free!

The Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries are excited to announce the elimination of overdue fines to ensure equitable access to library resources to the residents of Erie County.  Overdue fines create a barrier to library access because when patrons are unable to pay fines, they are less likely to visit the library.  The fine free initiative will allow more residents the ability to experience and enjoy everything our 37 libraries and two bookmobiles have to offer.

For more information, see a more detailed Q&A here.

In-Person browsing:

  • The library is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 AM until 5 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 PM until 7 PM, and Saturdays from 9 AM until 2 PM
  • Walk-up service will still be offered for those who prefer to utilize it; call the library (716) 937-7082 during open hours to make arrangements for us to leave your materials in the foyer or bring them out to you.
  • The drop box is emptied daily when we are open and is available for patron use 24/7. Items placed in the drop box on or by the date they are due, even when the library is closed, will not be considered late even if they still show up as checked out on your online account until the library opens again.


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