eiNetwork Successfully Completes PC Refresh Across 75+ Library Locations

June 17, 2024 – Pittsburgh, PA – eiNetwork is proud to announce the successful completion of a comprehensive PC refresh project across more than 75 library locations, comprising the Allegheny County Library Association and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. This significant upgrade involved replacing approximately 2,500 existing computers with the latest high-end models, ensuring patrons have access to cutting-edge technology and improved digital experiences. The $3.1 million project was generously funded by the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD).

“RAD is for everyone, and that commitment to all of Allegheny County shines through with the completion of these important upgrades,” said Dusty Kirk, RAD Board Chair. “It’s not just an investment in computers, it’s an investment in communities. It gives people the opportunity – no matter which library is closest to them – to have equal access to digital spaces and information.  By eliminating this technology cost burden on each library, we look forward to learning how each library utilizes these savings to continue serving their community.”

As part of eiNework’s commitment to providing top-tier technology and services to the community, this upgrade enhances the computing capabilities available to library users, offering faster processing speeds, increased storage capacity, and enhanced graphics performance. The new computers are equipped with state-of-the-art software and security features, supporting a wide range of educational, recreational, and professional activities.

“Completing this extensive PC refresh is a testament to eiNetwork’s dedication to maintaining high standards of technology for our library patrons and staff,” said Carlos Correa, Executive Director of eiNetwork. “We believe that access to the latest technology is crucial for empowering individuals and fostering community growth.”

The equipment refresh, which began in May 2024, was meticulously planned and executed to minimize disruption to library services. Each library location received customized installations tailored to their specific needs, ensuring that all patrons, from students to job seekers, have the resources they need to achieve their goals.

We are thrilled to invite patrons to visit their local libraries and experience the new equipment firsthand. Whether you are looking to complete a school project, search for a job, or simply explore the internet, our upgraded computers offer the performance and reliability you need.

eiNetwork extends its gratitude to the Regional Asset District (RAD) for their generous funding, and to the library staff and the community for their patience and support throughout this project. We are excited about the positive impact this upgrade will have on our libraries and look forward to continuing our mission of providing exceptional technology services.

 About eiNetwork

 eiNetwork is a part of the Allegheny County library consortium (along with ACLA and CLP).  eiNetwork manages and supports the shared technology services for each of the 46 independent libraries across the county.  eiNetwork’s goal is to enhance digital access and connectivity for libraries and residents in Allegheny County. Through partnerships and initiatives, eiNetwork aims to bridge the digital divide and empower individuals with the tools and resources needed to thrive in the digital age.