Library cards are free to all residents of Allegheny County. To obtain a library card, you must have one or both of the following forms of identification:
- Pennsylvania driver’s license
- Pennsylvania identification card
- Student identification card
- Work identification card
Proof of address
- Utility bill
- Lease or renter’s agreement
- Vehicle registration
- Books: 21 days
- DVDs or Blu-rays: 7 days
- Music CDs: 7 days
- Audiobooks: 7 days
- Magazines: 7 days
All items can be renewed two times, unless another patron has placed a hold on that item. You can request a renewal online, by phone, or at the library.
You may have a maximum of 50 items out at one time, including:
- Up to 50 books
- Up to 5 DVDs or Blu-rays
- Up to 5 music CDs
- Up to 5 audiobooks
- Printed materials: 25¢ per day
- DVDs/CDs/Audiobooks: 50¢ per day
If the fines on your library card exceed $10, you will be unable to use your library card until the fines are below $10.
Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted in person at the library. Fines of $2 or more can be paid online.