Allegheny County has a robust library infrastructure that delivers services to our diverse neighborhoods and communities. With over 70 locations throughout the county, eiNetwork equitably supports each library’s technology needs, while helping them maintain their autonomy and the unique experiences essential to their service areas.
Allegheny County Library Association
The Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) is a system of 46 independent public libraries with more than 70 locations that collaborate and share resources to better serve county residents. As a federated library system, ACLA provides and promotes the highest quality public library service possible for all Allegheny County residents through collaboration, cooperation, and coordination. While each library is an independently governed entity, membership in ACLA enables sharing of resources, such as a common online catalog system connecting all libraries electronically.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) primarily supports City of Pittsburgh residents through its 18 libraries, all located throughout Pittsburgh neighborhoods.
CLP is one of four Statewide Library Resource Centers designated by the Pennsylvania Library Code to acquire in-depth research collections and make them available to all residents of Pennsylvania.
Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians
CLP also includes a branch of the Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians (LAMP). This branch provides digital audiobooks and downloads, large print books, audio-described DVD movies, and reader advisory services. The Pittsburgh location also produces digital audiobooks for the Pennsylvania Collection in their recording studio, hosts an Advocacy and Advisory group, and has a multitude of monthly programs. This location is responsible for outreach to 15 counties in western Pennsylvania.