Using The Library

Here at Cooper-Siegel, we have books (of course) AND we have e-readers, music, movies, tools and toys to check out, wifi hot spots, the latest magazines, fun and educational programs and a staff that can help you find whatever you’re looking for! If you have a library card from anywhere in the state of Pennsylvania, you’re good to go! And you can get a card (for free!) if you have a current PA driver’s license or state ID at the library or get one online here (click Register in the upper right hand corner). Here are a few other things to know about us:

Get or Renew Your Library Card

If your card is well-loved and looking shabby, ask us for a new one. We’re happy to give you a shiny new card for your wallet and key chain. If you meet certain criteria, your library card will renew automatically.

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My Library Account

Your online library account is located on the online Catalog website under “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 Library Catalog or ask us to help you find what you’re looking for. Find out how to get access to and use library materials and resources.

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Meeting & Study Rooms

Our meeting and study rooms (with the exception of The Reading Room) are now available for use. You can reserve a 2-hour slot here or by calling the Adult Services Department at 412-828-9520 x5015.

Copying & Printing

We have a copier/printer station. B/W copies and prints are $.15 ($.50 for color). B/W legal size copies are $.30 ($1.00 color). 

We no longer offer faxing services and recommend Staples at The Waterworks or our Sharpsburg Branch.

Please see staff for all in-house printing and copying.

You can print remotely from home or your phone. Email an attachment of what you want printed to coopersiegelcommunitylibrary@gmail.com . You can pick it up at the Adult Services desk during operating hours. Prices above apply. Cash or credit card accepted.

Notes on remote printing:
  • documents must be opened by the staff and we take every effort to avoid reading private information
  • emails and documents are deleted immediately after printing
  • print requests not picked up on the same day they are received are deleted 

For 3D Printer use, please read our policy.

WiFi

We have superfast wifi that doesn’t require a password. You can access it from our parking lots, garden and porch.

How to connect:

    1. Go to the wireless connection area on your device
    2. Connect to Cooper-Siegel Library network
    3. A page will open with a log-in button. Click that button and you’ll be connected!

Test Proctoring

The library offers test proctoring as a courtesy service to students. Find out more here.

Computers

In order to maintain social distancing, we have 3 computers and 2 laptops for use. There is a 1-hour and once/day limit.

Policies

Find out about library policies.

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