Library News & Updates

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The Durland Alternatives Library has reopened!

September 8, 2021

September hours will be noon to 5 pm –Monday, Wed, and Friday. We will expand hours in October as new staff is trained and we have a better understanding of how the library can function during the pandemic. Come to the library at 130 Anabel Taylor Hall, or search our holdings online through the Finger…

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Need help with your online events or website? Community Technical Support Survey

February 15, 2021

Need help with online events, remote work administration, website updates, or just general technical support? The Community Tech Support Desk is a new project of the Durland Alternatives Library for activists, organizations, and nonprofits who need help with their website, events, or digital tools. You can create a support ticket any time by emailing…

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Still here.. A reflection about Durland Alternatives Library

February 15, 2021

EDITORIAL BY LIBRARY DIRECTOR RYAN CLOVER-OWENS Last March the library closed in accordance with Cornell’s safety response to Covid-19. This of course completely shut down our circulation of materials, live events, and plans… While the library couldn’t operate, Prisoner Express, which provides correspondence and programming to thousands of prisoners around the US was in need…

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The Alternatives Library hoping to re-open in Fall 2021

February 12, 2021

Hello friends, In compliance with Cornell University safety measures, the Durland Alternatives Library remains closed while Anabel Taylor Hall maintains a lower level of activity. We are very sorry that we cannot provide our materials at this time, even for curbside pickup. If anything changes we will be sure to let you know. To get…

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First Voices Radio!

October 12, 2020

Happy Indigenous People’s Day! It’s with great honor on this occasion to announce a library partnership with First Voices Radio, hosted by Tiokasin Ghosthorse. First Voices Radio is a Voice for Indigenous Issues, Concerns, Cultures and Customs. Since 1992, “First Voices Radio” has been exploring global topics and issues of critical importance to the preservation…

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Certain Days Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendars!

September 30, 2020

Every year the Alternatives Library keeps a stack of these calendars available for patrons to purchase. Since the library is closed due to Covid-19, I wanted to share the announcement and link to buy calendars here. from Certain Days… We are happy to announce that pre-sales for the 2021 Certain Days calendar (OUR 20th EDITION) have begun!  Order now and…

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Impacts of Plastic Virtual Summit, 9/17 – 9/20

September 17, 2020

We are thrilled to announce the lineup and program for the A-Z Impacts of Plastic Summit happening LIVE this week from Thursday – Sunday 9/17 – 9/20. The Alternatives Library has been involved in helping to produce this online event and emphasize alternatives to fossil fuel powered economy and lifestyle. Registration is free and includes…

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