Find Materials in our Collection & beyond

  • In the library: Browse and check out an item today!
  • Request: You can request items from other county libraries and pick them up here. Wait times depend on the item's popularity.
  • Electronic items: Access them by using your library card.
  • Renew: If you would like to try to renew before an item's due date, you can log in to My Account, call us, or call the automated renewal line at 412-622-1895.
  • In addition, you can sign up for the free text service and renew by text!text message Simply text SIGNUP+barcode+PIN to Click here to learn more!


An electronic book, magazine or newspaper, song, video -- FREE with your library card!

Tips for using eResources:

Overdrive eBooks
has many items, for a computer, tablet, e-reader or phone.

is an easy-to-use app for your tablet or phone -- same titles as Overdrive, but simpler to use. Download from your app store (free).

... Click here for OverDrive eBook HELP!

PA Power Library
Pennsylvania's Power Library / Access PA offers ebooks and more.

RB digital audio books
RB Digital:
digital audio books and ebooks for downloading. Formerly One-Click.

RB digital Zinio magazines
RB Digital:
FREE magazine downloads with no expiration date (formerly Zinio).

Flipster magazines
FREE magazine downloads. Use the app to read offline. FAQ.

Hoopla video
free streaming of audio books, ebooks, movies, TV shows and music songs and albums.

Mango Language Learning
FREE online tools to learn a foreign language. Just register with your email address!

NewsBank newspapers
searchable text of newspapers, including the Daily News, Post-Gazette and Tribune-Review

a fun book site for kids. Fiction and nonfiction titles are paired so you can read them online, Play audio and listen to the story if you like. Discussion questions are available.

The whole truth. eBooks about People, Places, History, Science, Nature -- with videos and links.

: eBooks with animation, sound, music and narration. Picture books, chapter books, math stories, puzzles and games.

The Catalog
The Catalog
. You can sort to find what you like and request items from other libraries if we don't have them.


See these Links and find something new to read:

Use Author Check
to get emails when your favorite author releases a new book, or see lists of things already written.

Use NoveList
to find books similar to ones you like or learn about the next book in a series. Also book discussion guides for book clubs.

New York Times
New York Times Bestseller List

Lit Lovers
Lit Lovers has reading guides, ideal for for book clubs, and book reviews.

Fantastic Fiction
Try Fantastic Fiction as another resource to find other titles by your favorite authors.

Book Series in Order
Book Series in Order is highly searchable list of books' order, by author's first or last name, series name, title, or even a keyword about the series.

Whichbook? Find books you might like -- based on fun, fast choice sliders (for example: easy/demanding or expected/unpredictable).

fiction db
Fiction Database: For the reader, including easy-to-use series finders.

GoodReads: Meet your next favorite book by seeing what others are reading or listing what you have liked.

KDL What's Next
Order of Books: Search for Series by Author or Character.

KDL What's Next
KDL has a website to find What's Next in a series of books.


A book, magazine or newspaper that you can hold.

Stop in and browse!

  • We buy new books continually. Sign up to find out when new items arrive:New Book Alerts
  • Young Adult books
  • Children's books
  • Board books
  • Playaway View for toddlers (no batteries required).
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers such as the Post-Gazette, Mon Valley Independent, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times.

 Check out a movie to watch.

  • DVD -- New releases and classic films
  • VHS
  • Blu-Ray
  • Movies can be checked out for one week.

Find a song or an Audio book.

  • CD-Books
  • Books-on-tape
  • MP3 books
  • Playaway books (these need a battery and headphones).
  • Music CDs --from classical to Christmas to children's to current hits

The Catalog
The Catalog. You can sort to find what you like and request items from other libraries if we don't have them.

Allegheny County Library e-Resources
» Click for more information on eResources and for HELP.



Major Funding for Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is provided by the Allegheny Regional Asset District PA Power Library The Allegheny Library Association eiNetwork Connecting Knowledge