Alden Ewell Free Library

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In-person browsing and walk-up borrowing with COVID-19 restrictions in place

In-Person browsing:

  • Beginning February 1, 2021, the library will be open on its new schedule, identical to the walk up-schedule (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
  • The drop box is emptied daily and 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 incur late fees.

Walk-Up borrowing:

  • Fill in our 24-hour online form at or call 716-937-7082 during open hours (see below) with a request of up to 5 items

  • All items must be available at the Alden Ewell Free Public Library, search the online catalog (here) and limit your search to Alden Ewell Free Library (this option can be found in the left hand column of an active search page)

  • Requests from other libraries are still available at this time (must be arranged through the online catalog, NOT our library's request form) but will require more than 24 hours to be available for pick up. When you receive notice that your hold is available for pick up, contact us to schedule a time.

  • A pick up time will be arranged once your items are ready for pick up

  • Walk-up service is available during open hours (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)

  • If you have hold items that are showing as available on your account, you can call us to schedule a pickup for those as well.

  • For more information, see our more detailed Q&A here

Precautions are being taken to help contain the spread of COVID-19.


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