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Celebrate Spring! Bioregional Maps Available

POSTERS AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN at the Durland Alternatives Library.
Inspired by their love for the region, author Sandy Wold and artist Camille Doucet, with the financial sponsorship of the Center for Environmental Sustainability (CES) and a $200 grant from the Alternatives Federal Credit Union, co-created the Cayuga Basin Bioregion Map (c2002), a region (usually) defined by [...]

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Monday - Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free Parking after 5pm & on Weekends
*Open Late on Sundays 7-11pm during Bound for Glory

Metered Parking at Williard Straight Hall

Durland Alternatives Library
127 Anabel Taylor Hall
Ithaca, New York

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Book Drop feature

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 [...]


Feb 1st – Mid-Winter Puppet Extravaganza!

[ February 1, 2014; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] It’s a Riot Puppet Theater presents… A Mid-Winter Puppet Extravaganza!

Join It’s a Riot Puppet Theater for an out-door, after-dark life sized puppet performance! The event is free & welcome to all people of all ages & ability. Stick around after the show for a reception with live music & warm drinks.

This show is a celebration [...]


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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