Finding & Borrowing Materials

Materials may be searched for and requested through the online Catalog, in person, or by contacting the library.  Items may be sent to and picked up at any public library in Allegheny County. Renewals of materials may be requested through the online Catalog before their due dates. Telephone renewal is also available.

Request Materials

Materials may be requested through the online Catalog, at the library, by calling the library, or by emailing the library. Items may be sent to any public library in Allegheny County. You may request items not found in the online Catalog by requesting an Interlibrary Loan.

Renew Materials

As of Feb 9th 2020, your books and other materials will now renew automatically! 

Items that are eligible for renewal will be automatically renewed for you. If eligible, items borrowed for 3 weeks will be renewed 3 days before the due date. Items borrowed for one week will be renewed 1 day before the due date. A library reminder notice will be sent to the email address in your patron record when the system attempts to renew your items.  For more information, click here

Return Materials

A book return is located at the front of the library. It may be used outside the library’s normal operating hours. Items may be returned to any public library in Allegheny County.

Fines and Loans

Books

Type Fines Loan Period
Children’s Books $0.15 3 weeks
Best Sellers $0.25 3 weeks / No renewals
Adult and young adult books $0.25 3 weeks

Audio/Visual

Type Fines Loan Period
Children’s CD kit $0.50 3 weeks
Book Club To Go Kits $0.50 3 weeks
Book on CD $0.50 3 weeks
CD music $0.50 1 week
DVD $1.00 1 week
DVD (set with multiple DVDs) $1.00 3 weeks
E-readers* $10.00 3 weeks
Playaway $1.00 1 week
Playaway View $1.00 1 week
Puppet kit $1.00 3 weeks
Video game $1.00 1 week

*E-readers are restricted to one per person

Periodicals

Type Fines Loan Period
Magazines $0.25 1 week

Delivery Service to Homebound Residents

The library has an outreach program designed for residents who live in the Fox Chapel Area School District who are homebound.

Delivery days and times can be arranged with participants and are generally flexible. To make arrangements, call us: 412-828-9520.