The roles of libraries are changing especially with so much information to be found at our fingertips. The Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) is helping us reach out to you, our community, to assess how we can best serve you in the future. We need your help now through mid July. Please take a moment to fill out this brief survey by clicking HERE or stop by the library and fill one out in person.
The Summer Reading Challenge is on! Everyone can participate!
The program runs from June 17th – August 10th.
Free Museum Passes
Museum passes- free with your library card. Visit one of five Southwestern PA museums for a week. We have one pass for each location that is good for free admission up to 4 people. The passes are available for reservations at our Circulation Desk. Check out is for one week – Tuesday through Monday. Ask for locations and reserve your week today at the Circulation Desk. The museums are Heinz History Center, Quecreek Mine Rescue Site, David Bradford House, Old Economy Village, and Harmony Museum & Historic District.
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. Any of the following are acceptable forms of photo identification: Click here to apply for a library 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
Alien Registration Card
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.
In addition to the free Wi-Fi in the library, we also offer to Carnegie Borough residents Hot Spots that are available for check out. For more information you can view our policy here or ask at the Circulation Desk.
In addition to all of the typical materials you would expect to find in a library we have Microfilm (Census, Carnegie Newspapers, and Allegheny County Veteran Burials).
We also have an extensive collection of Civil War reference books and circulating items, including 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. Diane can be reached at 412-76-3456, x9.
A Word about Book Donations
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. 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. We do not accept encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest condensed books, magazines, textbooks 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.
The ACFL&MH is excited to announce that we have become an affiliate library of FamilySearch International. As an approved affiliate, patrons have access to the records of the largest genealogical organization in the world to learn more about their family history. Currently there are over 400,000 original records in digital format. Patrons may access FamilySearch services free of charge during normal library hours on any of our public computers. For more information, or to schedule an introductory tutorial please call Diane Klinefelter, 412-276-3456, x9 or e-mail email@example.com.
What is your Library worth to you?
The IRS no longer supplies tax forms in bulk to libraries. For more information on the IRS visit www.irs.gov. We can download and print tax forms from their website at a cost of 20 cents per page. Unfortunately, we cannot advise patrons on tax matters.