Book shelves

Library users have access to over one-million items from the SPL collection and libraries throughout Allegheny County. Search the Library Catalog to find items right here at SPL, or select items from other libraries and we will have them shipped here to SPL for you to pick up.

Digital Collections

Access thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies & magazines in a few simple clicks with our digital collections. Materials are available to download to your computer or use on your phone/table.

Reading Databases

Searching for your next favorite book? Working on a research paper about world literature? Want to find books set in the Pittsburgh region? Check out the literary databases available to library users.

Book Groups at SPL

Do you get so excited about the books you read that you just have to discuss them? Join one of our Book Groups here at SPL!

Allegheny County Libraries App

Take your library on-the-go! Connect to library materials and services, access your library account & use mobile checkout!

Adult Services Blog

Find booklists, recommendations, library news, and resource information posted on the blog from our Adult Services department!

Equipment Library

The library has a growing collection of equipment available to borrow, including items that can be checked out to use at home. From WiFi Hotspots, to laptops, Roku devices & so much more!

ACLA Experience Kits

Explore Southwestern PA with Experience Kits! Kits are available for free admission for up to four people at regional museums and historic sites.

RAD Pass

RAD Pass is your ticket to culture in the city, connecting library cardholders to the region’s vast array of cultural assets. This new online ticket lending system invites Allegheny County library users ages 18+ to access free or discounted tickets to our region’s attractions.