Library News & Updates

Upcoming library events – May 2024

May 1, 2024

The Alternatives Library has a few exciting events happening during the first week of May! Sunday, May 5, 2024 – 11:00am to 5:00pm Find us at the Ithaca Book & Zine Fair at Buffalo Street Books! From their website: This event celebrates the freedom of expression and publishing outside the mainstream. Independent publishers, zine-makers, artists,…

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We’re hiring — Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator position open for application!

October 19, 2023

Edit: The application period is now closed! Thank you for your interest. The Durland Alternatives Library and Prisoner Express welcomes applications for the part-time position of Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator. Please see the job description below for more information; the position is 15 hours per week, with a wage of $23 per hour. Start date…

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Apply today – Library Assistant Job Opening

July 11, 2022

The Durland Alternatives Library (DAL) is accepting applications for the position of part-time Library Assistant. We’re looking for someone who’s attracted to the subject matter and mission of our library to transform what people believe is possible by showing alternatives to mainstream society. About the Durland Alternatives Library Since our beginning in 1974, the library…

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The Durland Alternatives Library has reopened!

September 8, 2021

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…

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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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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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