Major Repairs: Service Affected December 9-January 10

Beginning in early December, the library will be undergoing major plumbing repairs, which will result in some disruptions to our service.
Our last day of regular walk-in library service before repairs begin will be Thursday, December 8, and we recommend that all patrons with items on hold pick them up on or before that date.
The outside drop box will not be available during construction. If the drop box is not outside, do not leave items at the front door; no one will be present to pick them up.
On December 9-10, 29-31, and January 4-10, staff will be available by telephone at the library, and curbside service/remote printing will be available. On December 12-28 and January 3, staff will not be in the library but will be responding to messages by email, voicemail, or social media accounts. If you have any questions about this schedule, please contact us at 412-531-8754 or email

Masks Strongly Recommended

In the interest of the health and safety of patrons and staff, we continue to strongly recommend that all patrons over the age of 2 wear a mask while they are in the building. Please follow any staff instructions regarding masks.
If you feel sick or if a member of your family is sick, we request that you wait to visit the library.

If you do not have a mask, we will provide you with one. Please knock on the door or call 412-531-8754 and we will bring a mask out to you.
If you cannot wear a mask, we will make full accomodations by offering you curbside services. Thank you for understanding.

John Balkovec Pittsburgh Collection

Today we’re proud to dedicate the John Balkovec Pittsburgh Collection. The late Mr. Balkovec was active and well known in many local community institutions, as well as a former board member of Dormont Public Library. We are grateful to the Balkovec famly for their contribution to the library, and we hope you’ll take a look and share John’s love for his hometown.

Ongoing Plant Sale

Try keeping a little bit of green in your home all year long with our ongoing plant sale! We have a variety of leafy plants and succulents to add a splash of color. Ask at the front desk or call 412-531-8754. All proceeds from the sale of plants benefit Dormont Library.

New Mobile App for Allegheny County Libraries

Try the new Allegheny County Libraries mobile app, available for iOS and Android devices. You can use the app to search for books and place holds, quickly see our operating hours and upcoming events, and even use your phone as a digital library card! Read more and download.

Rosalind Candy Castle Chocolate: $2

Dormont Library is now offering chocolate bars from Rosalind Candy Castle as fundraiser items! These bars are a little bigger than a 2-ounce fundraiser bar, at 2.25 oz, but the price is the same. The library will receive $1 from the purchase of each $2 bar. Read more…

ACLA Talent Bank

The Allegheny County Library Association’s Talent Bank is seeking enthusiastic and talented volunteers to match with local libraries. For more information, visit the ACLA Talent Bank website.

Take & Make Craft Kits

Missed a Storytime session? No problem! A limited number of Take and Make craft kits will be available each week after both Tuesday and Thursday Storytimes have finished. These are simple crafts suitable for young children. If you’d like a kit, please ask at the front desk.

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