Using The Library


At the library you can find books, study in a quiet area, use a library computer or bring your laptop, or rent a room for a meeting. A library card from an Allegheny County public library is required to check out materials, use library computers and use some online library resources. Here is a guide to some of the things to know about the library:

Get or Renew Your Library Card

If you want to get a card or need help with your current card.

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My Library Account

Your online library account is located on the online Catalog website. Titled “My Account,” it allows you to request and renew materials and gives you access to other borrowing functions.

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Finding & Borrowing Materials

Use the online Catalog and other resources to find what you’re looking for. Find out how to get access to and use library materials and resources.

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Photocopies & Printing

A photocopier and printer are located in the Reference Room.

Prices of Photocopies and prints:

8 1/2 x 11 is $.15 per black & white page and $.50 per color page.

8 1/2 x 14 and 11 x 17 is $.30 per black & white page and $1.00 per color page.

A fax machine is available in the Reference Room. A fax sent to a location within the U.S. is $1.00 a page to send. To receive a fax, the charge is $.15 a page. To send a fax to a location outside the U.S., the cost is $3.00 a page to send.

WiFi & Mobile Printing

Wireless Internet and computers with Internet access are available at the library.

Use this link to print to a mobile device when in the library:

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Meeting & Study Rooms

To reserve or rent a room, please contact the reference desk at 412-828-9520 ext.15.


The library has computers with access to the Internet and Microsoft Office products.


Find out about library policies.

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