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 einetwork@shoutbomb.com. Click here to learn more!



ELECTRONIC:


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

Tips for using eResources:
eTips

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

Libby
Libby
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.

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

Zinio magazines
Zinio:
FREE magazine downloads with no expiration date.

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

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

Freegal music
Freegal:
download up to five free songs per week -- they're yours to keep forever.

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

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

BookFlix
BookFLIX:
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.

Tumblebooks
Tumblebooks
: 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.

FIND A NEW AUTHOR or the NEXT BOOK IN A SERIES:


See these Links and find something new to read:

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

NoveList
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
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
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.

TRADITIONAL:


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 Daily News, Post-Gazette, Tribune-Review, 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.

 


 

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