The Durland Alternatives Library has reopened!

Hours will be 11 am to 8 pm — Monday – Friday. Saturday & Sunday 11 am to 5 pm.

Come to the library at 130 Anabel Taylor Hall, or search our holdings online through the Finger Lakes Library system

“The only thing that you absolutely have to know is the location of the library.”

Albert Einstein

Using the interlibrary loan system available through FLLS, the book or DVDs in our collection will be delivered to your local library and you can pick them up and return them there. The Alternatives Library has many unique titles and hard-to-find publications, and they are all available for loan to anyone.

The library is free and open to all.

“Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities.”

R. David Lankes

While many of us are still lying low during this time of COVID, it is an excellent opportunity to discover the rich resources the Alternatives Library has been collecting for the past 40+ years. We are committed to exploring new ideas and providing our patrons with new perspectives on current social issues.

If you have questions contact us at

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Gary Fine

Gary Fine founded Prisoner Express as a project of the Durland Alternatives Library 15 years ago when he was the assistant librarian. Since then PE has grown to over 4,000 members participating in the exchange of letters, writing, poetry, and art.