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Audubon Branch

Audubon Branch
    Library Info

    350 John J. Audubon Pkwy.
    Amherst, NY 14228
    United States

    Kristi Dougherty, Library Director

    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 (2016), Internet Access, etc.;
      Flatbed scanner available;
      3 computers dedicated for Catalog; 
      8 computers dedicated for children;
      Printing and Mobile Printing charges: B&W 10¢ per page, color 25¢ per page.
    • Self check-out machines using RFID technology
    • Meeting Rooms – Meeting Room 1 (capacity for 80 people) and Meeting Room 2 (capacity 100 people) used for Library Programs; available for use by nonprofit organizations (registration required). Both rooms may be reserved for larger events that exceed individual room capacity with advanced notice. Please note that capacity does not take into account chairs or tables. Groups may specify setup needs, but are responsible for final placement. Up to 10 tables and 150 chairs are available for use (which may be split between rooms if there is more than one event taking place). At this time there is no AV equipment available in the rooms.
    • 4 Study Rooms are available for small groups (reservations recommended)
    • Maker Space, open to all youth while the library is open, unless reserved in advance.
    • Copy machine, black & white only, 20¢ per copy
    • Outdoor Drop Box attached to building, for returned library material, open 24/7. This is the only automated drop box in Western New York, discharging materials as soon as they are inserted.
    • Display Case - large showcase, 88 inches wide, 43 inches high, and 13.5 inches deep -- available for groups to reserve.
    • 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. 
    • Ongoing Book Sale in library during open hours.

    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. 
    Local documents and the Amherst Flood Collection are housed here.

    What's Special About the Audubon Library

    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. A 6500 square foot renovation was completed in March 2023, which created a new children’s area focused on early literacy, additional study rooms, a Maker Space, extra bathrooms and an expanded community room.

    Community room

    We host a wide variety of vibrant programs, and provide a safe, relaxing place to, 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.

    Audubon is also the home of the Western New York Seed Library:


    Audubon Branch Policies

    System-Wide Policies

    • Audubon Branch

      Holidays 2023



      Book Launch Party with Local Children's Author Dee Romito

      Saturday, December 2, 1 - 2:30 pm




      Book a Techology Trainer

      available topics include:


      Friday, December 8  and  Saturday, January 27




      Holidays Around the World

      brought to us by the Amherst Diversity Committee



      Beaded Snowflakes
      craft by The Bead Gallery


      Thursday, December 7 at 6 pm



      Storytime Special with Author Carmen DeAngelo

      Saturday, December 9th at 2pm

      shape the world








      Audubon book club

      Click for the list of books for September to December




      Free seeds are available most of the year,
      and donated seeds are accepted as well!


      wny seed library

      For more information such as how to volunteer, join the Facebook group at:

      or contact the new coordinator:

      Brenda Johnston

      (716) 908-7158






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      IN 2023


      New Year’s Day              1/1 & 1/2

      Martin Luther King Day        1/16

      President’s Day            2/20

      Good Friday         4/7

      Mother’s Day      5/14

      Memorial Day    5/29

      Juneteenth          6/19

      Independence Day    7/4

      Labor Day              9/4

      Veteran’s Day    11/10 & 11/11

      Thanksgiving     11/23

      Christmas Eve   12/24

      Christmas Day 12/25

      New Year’s Eve   12/31