Summer 2013

Summertime, Staying Cool at the Library

Weather it’s hot, humid, or pouring rain, it’s a great time to come visit the Alternatives Library. In the summertime, we stay open 7 days a week so that we can be available to our patrons & new visitors. Everybody is welcome to be a member of this library & have unlimited access to our [...]

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Alternatives Library Hours;

7 Days a Week
11:00 am - 5:00 pm until 8/30
CLOSED - 8/30 - 9/1

Free Parking on Weekends
Metered parking at Williard Straight Hall (across the street)

*Open Late on Sundays 7-11pm during Bound for Glory

Library News

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Asparaganza! Mobile Circulation, Puppets, etc…

[ June 7, 2014; 12:00 am to 8:00 pm. ] Asparaganza 2014 – at the Good Life Farm, 4017 Hickok Rd., Interlaken 14847

Saturday, June 7, 2-8pm

Free Entry, Easy Access to Asparagus, Live Music, Farm-based Fun, Community Gathering and Eating!

Good Life Farm’s annual Asparaganza joyously celebrates life in our thriving small farming community!

Starting at 2pm, we’re opening our Asparagus fields to guided UPick Field Walks, will [...]

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Spring Cleaning? Donate to the Alternatives Library

Donate your books! Have some favorites you’d like to share? What about those boxes of unused books sitting in storage? Well, the Alternatives Library is accepting book donations. We take all types of books. Anything we can’t use for our collection we save up for our annual book sale fundraiser.
Books can be brought to three [...]

DAL book sale

April 5th! – Annual Used Book & Art Sale!

[ April 5, 2014; 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. ] April 5th, 9:30 – 3:00pm – Mark your calendar! Annual Book & Art Sale at “The Space” at Greenstar (Fulton & Court)

USED BOOK SALE: We combine discarded books from our collection with donations from college faculty, students, and community members and hold a community-wide book sale. Funds from the sale are used to develop the [...]


An Evening of Herbs & Massage

[ March 18, 2014; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] A Seasonal Health Series.

Stressed? Too many exams? Long hours at work? Winter blues setting in?

Join us for a FREE evening filled with relaxing chair massages, herbal teas, literature on health/healing and herbal education. This evening is dedicated to understanding how stress affects our daily lives and how to support yourself with herbs and massage. We [...]


Since in 1974, the Durland Alternatives Library has been providing materials which are not commonly found through mainstream media channels. With our vast collection of books, zines, documentaries, feature films, music, books on tape/cd, and periodicals, we create a space that nurtures dialogue and promotes a radical, “connect the dots” approach to social change. Learn More About

The Alternatives Library is a project partner of the Center for Transformative Action


Open 7 Days a Week!
Monday - Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm*
Friday 11:00 am - 6:00pm
Weekends (Sat, Sun) 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

PARKING: Free parking after 5pm & all day weekends! Otherwise, metered parking across the street at Williard Straight Hall.

*Open Late on Sundays 7-11pm during Bound for Glory.

Our hours are subject to change during semester breaks.
Feel free to call anytime, 607-255-6486


Renew your items by logging in HERE;

You may also renew your items by e-mailing or by phone 607-255-6486 Most items have a 2 time renewal limit.

You can return your materials after hours in our drop box in Anabel Taylor Hall, Greenstar Co-op, or at any Finger Lakes Library System library.


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