Placing a hold request within Allegheny County
As a member of the Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA), Dormont Public Library cardholders have access to books, DVDs, and other materials from dozens of libraries within Allegheny County.
You can go to one of these libraries and check out materials using your card, but you can also place a request with us online through the catalog, over the phone, or in person. We will then locate the next available copy of the item and it will be sent to Dormont Public Library or a location close to you for pickup.
Interlibrary Loans from Outside Allegheny County
If the materials you want are not available at any of the libraries in Allegheny County, you can place an interlibrary loan request and we will attempt to place the request outside the county. You can make an interlibrary loan request by using the online form, or by asking one of the library desk staff.
Items within the state of Pennsylvania can be borrowed free of charge. Items coming from out-of-state libraries may incur a fee. You will be notified if this is the case, and will have the choice to accept the fee or cancel the interlibrary loan order.We recommend that you have as much information on the desired book or item as possible: the title, author, and ISBN number are especially helpful. Interlibrary loan orders typically take 4 to 6 weeks to fill.