Get or Renew your Library Card
You can apply for a library card online or in person. In order to get your card, you will need to present photo identification, in addition to proof of address. Minors will need a parent/guardian to sign for them. Once obtained, you can use your library card at any public library throughout Allegheny County.
Periodically you will need to renew your library card. You will be asked to confirm your contact information, and may be required to present a photo identification and proof of address. If you have not used your library card for quite a while, you may need to reregister.
A pin number is required to access your account and request items.
Request a pin
Loan Periods and Fines
Loan periods and fines vary by item type
2. Audio Books 3 weeks
3. Music CDs 3 weeks
4. Adult Magazines 3 weeks
5. Teen Magazines 1 week
6. Juvenile Magazines 1 week/3 weeks
7. Puppets 1 week
8. Videos/DVD 1 week
9. New Fiction Books 1 week
Fees for overdue items, regardless of material type are 0.25 per day.
Overdue fines will not be charged on days when the library is closed.
Most physical items checked out from the Library renew
Unless someone else requests an item that you have borrowed, most items may be renewed six (6) times.
Items eligible for renewal will automatically renew three days before their due date, extending their loan periods from their original due date.
Automatic renewal notifications are sent by text. To receive these, you must include a cell phone number in your settings at My Account > Profile..
patron is considered delinquent if his/her fines exceed $5.00.
2. Borrowing privileges will be suspended at all ACLA member libraries until the total fines are brought below $5.00.
Pay your fines with cash, check or credit
card at the front desk of the Library.
To pay with a credit card online go to My Account.
Library materials may be
returned at any Library in Allegheny County.