Limited Operations Continuing into 2021.

Bookmobile - During this closure

ACLA Mobile Library Services will continuing offering curbside pickups at select locations.  This is a non-contact drop off of requested items in brown paper bags, as well as collecting items that need to be returned.  No bookmobile access will be granted at this time due to concerns over the inherent confined space on the vehicle.  A staff member will hand you your pre-checked out items through the door, and your returns can be placed in the receptacle we will have outside the truck.  Delivery times for requested items continues to run long, so we encourage to order items early.  You can order through the online catalog, or by calling us at (412) 321-1853, M-F, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Bookmobiles will be off the road from December 22, 2020 through January 7, 2021.  The 2021 Curb-Side schedule for community stops is below:

Curbside Pickup/Drop Off Schedule:
Every Friday beginning January 8, 2021:

  • Pine Tree Shoppes:  12:30 – 2:45, occurs weekly
  • Marshall Elementary School:  3:30 – 4:30, occurs weekly

Every-other Saturday, beginning January 9, 2021:

  • Ben Avon (near Anchor and Anvil):  9:30 – 10:30, bi-weekly
  • Allegheny Township  (Kiski Park Plaza):  11:45 – 12:45, bi-weekly
  • South Allegheny Elementary School:   2:00 – 3:00, bi-weekly

Ben Avon/Allegheny Township/South Allegheny 2021 Dates:

January 9th July 10th
January 23rd July 24th
February 6th August 7th
February 20th August 21st
March 6th September 4th
March 20th September 18th
April 3rd October 2nd
April 17th October 16th
May 1st October 30th
May 15th November 13th
May 29th November 27th
June 12th December 11th
June 26th

Our schedule for our older adult and preschool services will be communicated directly to the facilities we serve.

Once we resume normal operations, regular schedule will resume, so check back here for updates!

In the meantime, to take advantage of the many resources that are available online. Don’t forget about eResources. You can download books in print or in many cases audio format. There are also streaming Video options and magazines available for download.

The library system has many useful resources as well if you click on the “Find It” link at the top of our page. You will be able to explore the many databases offered through eLibrary. All of these resources are absolutely free to use!

Even though we are not traveling the roads of Allegheny County presently, everyone at Mobile Library Services has been busy compiling resources to help you and  your family pass the time.  Links to those resources can be found in the sidebar on the right side of our page.  You can explore travel and leisure, movies, concerts and music, sports, and a host of resources for kids and family.  For those that work in senior facilities, there are links that can be explored with your residents.  For parents with small children, check our our YouTube channel for periodic story times!

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook for more periodic content!

Check back here for updates, and stay safe.