The Library is a place of lifelong learning

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NOTE: Effective November 30:

On November 30, 2018, our library will end its subscription to RBDigital (Zinio and OneClick), which means patrons will no longer have access to eMagazines and eAudioBooks on those platforms. But don’t worry—we still have your streaming and download needs covered! Flipster gives you access to dozens of eMagazine titles, and OverDrive/Libby and Hoopla are great options for hundreds of eAudioBooks.
Learn more about all of the eResources available to library cardholders on our website: eresources.einetwork.net

Library Cards

Membership is free to residents of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and as a member of the Allegheny County Library Association, your ACFL&MH card can be used in any of the county’s 45 libraries. A picture ID with proof of home address is required. Persons under age 18 must have a parent or legal guardian’s signature on the application along with their parent/guardian photo ID. A $1.00 replacement fee is charged for lost cards. Any of the following are acceptable forms of photo identification:

  • Current PA driver’s license
    PA Non-driver’s photo ID card
    Non-PA driver’s license with proof of Allegheny County residence
    U.S. Military Card
    Current Passport
    Alien Registration Card
    Current PA driver’s license
    PA Non-driver’s photo ID card
    Non-PA driver’s license with proof of Allegheny County residence
    U.S. Military Card
    Current Passport
    Alien Registration Card

Wi-Fi

The library has public computers with high speed internet access. Your library card (in good standing) is required to access the public computers. In addition, wireless internet access is provided free of charge. Please note this is an unsecured network.

Wi-Fi Printing

Wi-fi printing is also available from your device.

Our Collection

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Books (adult, large print, young adult & juvenile)
Graphic Novels
Audio Books (CDs and Playaways )
Movies (DVDs & Blu-Ray)
Music CDs
Puppets & Puzzles
Magazines
Online Databases
Newspapers
American Girl Dolls
Microfilm (Census, Carnegie Newspapers, and Allegheny County Veteran Burials).

We have an extensive collection of Civil War reference books and circulating items to complement the Capt. Thomas Espy Grand Army of the Republic Post room on the 2nd floor. In addition, we have the 1890 Civil War veteran census, and register of enlistments in the U.S. Army (1861-1865). Espy Post Curator, Diane Klinefelter, is a professional genealogist specializing in Civil War records. Research can be performed on a fee basis. For inquiries call 412-76-3456, x9.

A Word about Book Donations

People who love books hate to throw them away and often bring them to the library as a donation. While we accept donations, we reserve the right to choose whether we add them to our collection, sell them, or recycle them. The library accepts donations with the understanding that they will be added to the collection only if appropriate and needed. If they are not needed because of duplication, condition, or outdated information, the donor gives approval to dispose of them. Gifts must meet the same standards as other materials selected for inclusion in the library’s collection. The Andrew Carnegie Free Library encourages and appreciates donations as long as they are clean, free of mold, musty or cigarette smoke smells, water and/or bug damage, markings, stickers and other visible defects. Covers must be attached. All pages must be present. We do not accept encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest condensed books, magazines or VHS tapes.

By law, the library is not allowed to appraise the value of donated materials, though it can provide an acknowledgment of receipt of the items if requested by the donor.