Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

Audubon Branch

350 John J. Audubon Pkwy.
Amherst , NY 14228 Map
Roseanne Butler-Smith

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The next scheduled holiday for this location is 02/19/2018 (President's Day)

Library Hours
Sun12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Mon10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Tue10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Thu10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

*Winter/Spring Sunday hours run from January 7, 2018 through June 10, 2018 with the exceptions of April 1 (Easter) and May 27 (Sunday before Memorial Day).

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. 




 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:

-- Computer Classes - Group Classes  - January-April 2018 -- click here  for flyer

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

-- Puzzle Night for Adults -- Thursday, February 15 at 6pm -- click here  for flyer

-- Gardening for Butterflies -- Thursday, March 1st at 7pm -- click here  for flyer

-- Introduction to Estate Planning -- Friday, March 23rd at 10:30am -- click here  for flyer

-- BPO Presents Inner Voices of the Orchestra -- Monday, April 30 at 7pm -- click here  for flyer

-- Spring Plant Swap -- Saturday, May 19 at 2pm -- 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

PRINT MATERIALS (children's & adult):
Wednesday, April 4   1pm-8:30pm
Thursday, April 5   10am-8pm
Friday, April 6 & Saturday, April 7   10am-5pm   
Sunday, April 8   12pm-4:30pm
Monday, April 9   10am-8pm   
*** $4 BAG SALE***

MEDIA SALE (CDs, DVDs & other nonprint materials)
Saturday, April 14   10am-5pm
Sunday, April 15   12pm-4:30pm
Monday, April 16   10am-8pm 
*** $4 BAG SALE***

PRINT MATERIALS (children's & adult):
Wednesday, August 22   1pm-8:30pm
Thursday, August 23   10am-8pm
Friday, August 24 & Saturday, August 25   10am-5pm   
Monday, August 27   10am-8pm   
*** $4 BAG SALE***

MEDIA SALE (CDs, DVDs & other nonprint materials)
Saturday, November 3   10am-5pm
November 4   12pm-4:30pm
November 5   10am-8pm *** $4 BAG SALE***

PRINT MATERIALS (children's & adult):
Wednesday, November 28   1pm-8:30pm
November 29   10am-8pm
November 30 & Saturday, December 1   10am-5pm   
December 2   12pm-4:30pm
December 3  10am-8pm   *** $4 BAG SALE***

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 10-1 ; 4-5:30
Wednesdays 10-12
Thursdays 10-3
Fridays 10-1
Saturdays 1-4


Amherst Public Library Board of Trustees

Term will expire 12/31/2020

Term will expire - 12/31/2017

Term will expire - 12/31/2021

Term will expire 12/31/2017

Term will expire - 12/31/2018

Term will expire  12/31/2017

Term will expire  12/31/2021


Term will expire 12/31//2018

Agenda & Meetings for the Board of Trustees of the Amherst Public Library

Meetings for the Amherst Public Library Board of Trustees are scheduled for:

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 to be held at the Main Library at Audubon Located at 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst, NY 14228

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