The library provides research assistance and access to computers and the Internet at no charge. Reference help is available from library staff and through online resources. Also a collection of digital books, audio books, and video is available to download. Access to some resources may require a library card.
Search the Catalog
Find books, DVDs, and more in the online Catalog. The Catalog is provided through the eiNetwork, a collaboration of the Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. The catalog contains approximately 3.5 million items including books, movies and music recordings that you can borrow with your library card and pick up at the location of your choice.
Digital Collections & Resources
Online Resources Available to Cooper-Siegel Community Library Users
Access Learning Express Here: An online learning resource for college and career prep (SAT, ACT and more), ESL learners, career testing (ASVAB, NCLEX and more) and many other learning tools. You must create a free account, having an email address is not required. You’ll need your library card if you’re accessing Learning Express from outside of the library
Access Universal Class Here: Find online non-credit Continuing Education Courses.
Online Resources Available With Your Library Card
These online databases, an alternative to using Internet websites, are provided through a collaboration of public libraries in Allegheny County. The databases contain information on books and homework topics, provide access to magazine and newspaper articles, and more. An Allegheny County public library card is required when using the databases from outside of a public library.
Downloadable Audio, Books, Magazines and Video
This is a collection of downloadable resources available to use on a computer, on a device, or on both. An Allegheny County public library card is required. Downloadable resources are offered through several different services provided by the Allegheny County Library Association and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
- OverDrive »Find electronic books, downloadable audio books, and streaming videos using OverDrive. To learn how to use and for help with the OverDrive service check out OverDrive Guide
- EBSCOHost »Find electronic books using EBSCOHost. To learn how to use and for help with the EBSCOHost service check out EBSCOHost Guide.
- OneClick digital »(formerly NetLibrary/Recorded Books)
Thousands of always available audio books, primarily adult titles. Currently available on Macs, PCs, and via an iOS (Apple) app. To learn how to use and for help with the OneClick digital service check out OneClick digital Guide
- Zinio Magazines »Find electronic magazines using Zinio. To learn how to use and for help with the Zinio service check out the Zinio Guide
- Freegal »This site provides access to approximately 3 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. Download three free music tracks (MP3 format) from popular artists each week with no software to download and no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Log in with your library barcode number and PIN. Freegal FAQ
- Hoopla »Free music albums, movies, electronic books and TV shows. Enjoy on your computer (streaming) or through the Hoopla app for Android or iOS devices (stream or download). Hoopla Help
Ask a Librarian
Librarians are available for assisting with research questions, obtaining newspaper and magazine articles and help with using the library. You may stop by the library, call the librarian at 412-828-9520 or use the online form on our website to send an email.
- Send us your question
- Call us:
- Cooper-Siegel Community Library: 412-828-9520
- Sharpsburg Community Library: 412-781-0783
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