Audubon Branch

Audubon Branch

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

Fax: 716-689-6116
Roseanne Butler-Smith

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. 

Features

  • 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 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)
    meeting room
  • Study Rooms are available for small groups (reservations recommended)
    study room sample
  • 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. 

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.
DVD collection
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

John James Audubon portrait

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 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:


Bookstore

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 1-8
Tuesdays 10-3
Wednesdays 10-12
Thursdays 10-3
Fridays 10-4

Audubon Branch Policies

System-Wide Policies

The Audubon Branch is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.

Audubon Branch

 

Audubon Branch

Monday            10-9

Tuesday             10-9

Wednesday       10-9

Thursday          10-9

Friday               10-6

Saturday           10-6

Closed Sundays

 

 

 


Earth Day Zoom


Spring plant swap 2021 

 

 

Since the COVID outbreak, the WNY Seed Library has been temporarily moved to the shop of Brenda Snyder, the founder of WNY Seed Library:
Happy Shack CBD Oils & More

 



 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all library programming is taking place online. See below for upcoming and archived Virtual Programs. Also, you can visit our Calendar page  or  Facebook page


Audubon book club
AUDUBON BOOK CLUB
(click or tap for details)

 


 

Visit https://buffalolib.libcal.com/calendar/events/?cid=12898&t=d&d=0000-00-…
for the listing of Audubon Library programs which are on the Library's web site.

 

Visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/AmherstPublicLibrary/events/
to view upcoming programs. To watch premieres, you probably need to be a member of Facebook.

 

Visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/AmherstPublicLibrary/videos/
for access to the past virtual programs we have been doing. You do not need to be a Facebook member to view these.

 

Many of the videos created by the staff at the Amherst Public Library include playlists with themes, such as:

the Virtual Holistic Lecture Series for adults

and others for kids and parents such as storytimes and crafts.
 

 

 


 

BOTB

 

Holidays 2021

 

Amherst Board Info

Annual Report

2019: the Year in Review


Amherst Public Library Board of Trustees

PRESIDENT
JEFFREY F. VOELKL
jvoelkl@robshawlaw.com
Term will expire 12/31/2020

VICE PRESIDENT
MICHELE IANNELLO-WARD
michele.iannello@gmail.com
Term will expire - 12/31/2019

TREASURER
MARJORIE FRANKNECHT
hipermarge@aol.com
Term will expire - 12/31/2021

SECRETARY
MARILYN FEUERSTEIN
librarylady@roadrunner.com
Term will expire  12/31/2022

PHILIP CASILIO
philc@casilioco.com
Term will expire 12/31/2022

CAROLYN GIAMBRA
carolyn.giambra@gmail.com
Term will expire  12/31/2021

CYNTHIA J. SELDEN
seldencj@yahoo.com

HON. PENNY M. WOLFGANG
pwolfgang@gmail.com
Term will expire 12/31/2023


Board Meetings, Agendas, Minutes

Meetings begin at 4:15pm and all meetings are open to the public.

Agenda & Minutes:

2021

2021 Agendas

2021 Minutes

2020

2020 Agendas

2020 Minutes

2019

2019 Agendas

2019 Minutes

2018

2018 Agendas

2018 Minutes

2017

2017 Agendas

2017 Minutes

2016

2016 Agendas

2016 Minutes

2015

2015 Agendas

2015 Minutes

2014

2014 Agendas

2014 Minutes

2013

2013 Agendas

2013 Minutes


Bylaws

 


Budget

 


Strategic Plan

DOCUMENTS SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO COVID: