Amherst Library & Reading Room

BNHV is proud to announce the Amherst Library & Reading Room as the newest addition to the Susan Grelick Amherst Historical Wing at BNHV.


Researchers in the Amherst Library & Reading Room have access to:

• Amherst Bee on Microfilm (1879 - 2012)

• Census Records (select)

• Church Records (select)

• Directories

• Indexes

• Subject Files

• Tax Rolls (1854 - 1900)


Researchers may perform self-guided research in the Amherst Library & Reading Room at no cost. Appointments are required and are reserved in one hour increments. However, researchers are encouraged to reserve multiple time slots, if required. Please email to make an appointment.


The library is made possible by generous funds from the Amherst Arts & Culture in Public Places Board.


Are you interested in local history? Engage with the Amherst Historical Society! The Amherst Historical Society’s (AHS) mission is to preserve, study, and share the history of the Town of Amherst, New York. Follow the Amherst Historical Society on Facebook at

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