Northland Public Library

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About Northland

Open since 1968, Northland Public Library has over 200,000 items in its collection including books, magazines, newspapers, eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines, eVideo, eMusic, DVDs and CDs. The library provides programming for people of all ages, as well as a quiet place to study, read and learn.


Northland is the second largest library in Allegheny County. The geographic area served, the population base, collection and circulation are second only to the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Allegheny County. Northland is also a member of the Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) a system of 45 independent public libraries with more than 70 locations that work together, share resources and cooperate to provide a high level of public service to county residents.


The library receives the majority of its funding from the five municipalities which it directly serves. Please see the Governance & Funding page for more information.


There are approximately 70 staff members who work in a variety of areas including circulation, reference, technical services and administration.