No longer just places for books, libraries have evolved to offer a vast amount of online resources and a range of experiences and opportunities for all members of our community.

Let your exploration begin. . .


Search for books, DVDs, music CDs and more from libraries around the county. Request items and have them sent to the library of your choice. Check your library account online, renew your items and pay fines.


Allegheny County’s eLibrary is the home of downloadable and streaming entertainment sites and reliable databases for research. 


POWER Library is the online portal to all that Pennsylvania libraries offer. This is the place to find trustworthy answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more. Enjoy free 24/7 access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks. Research a subject, learn about your family history, repair your car, locate a title, explore career options – It’s all at POWER Library.


This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.


Pennsylvania’s statewide 24/7 live Chat reference service—free to all residents of Pennsylvania—is a quick way to get answers to your questions. Ask your question. A librarian is on hand to chat with you. It’s that easy.