We regret to announce that consistent with the Governor’s efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to achieve the maximum in public safety, the Office of Commonwealth Libraries has mandated that all public libraries across Pennsylvania be closed in alignment with school closures. Following a period of monitoring and evaluation, decisions about the future will be announced via the Office of Commonwealth Libraries; we will then relay this information to you as soon as possible.
Please check your email or our website for further updates. If you don't yet get our emails, sign up here for the latest alerts. We understand the inconvenience this may cause, and hope that this situation resolves soon so we may get back to normal hours and services. Note that the book drop is also closed to your returns at this time. However, due dates for items will automatically be extended during the closing, and no fines will be accrued - one less thing to worry about!
Our app never takes a day off.
We may be closed, but your library is OPEN...through our mobile app that is! The Western Allegheny Community Library app, available free for Android or iOS, is one-stop-shopping for all the library has to offer. Check your online account, request an item, or download an eBook—all with one convenient tap on your mobile device. Search for "WACL Mobile" in your appstore or click this link to download today!
Your eLibrary never closes.
Stuck at home & going a little stir-crazy? Well lucky for you, your eLibrary is open 24/7! Visit Overdrive and download some eBooks to catch up on your reading list. Make it a family movie night with Hoopla. Or get some help with your kids' take-home work through our online databases. You don't have to step foot out of the house - let your eLibrary come to you!
Follow us on Facebook.
Our staff is hard at work putting together and sharing some "fun things to do" while you're stuck at home. Follow our Facebook page @waclibrary for these and other up-to-the-minute alerts from your library. We'll stay connected by Facebook until face to face is safe again!
We're Going Live!
Do you wish you could still come to our storytimes? Need some tips about accessing our resources remotely? Or do you just miss all our smiling faces? (We sure miss yours!). Well now we're bringing the programs to YOU. Don't worry, we're not knocking down your door - but definitely the next best thing! Follow us on Facebook @waclibrary for virtual visits, streaming storytimes, and tech talk, all brought to you through WACL Live! Visit our Facebook page now to see the events schedule and get alerts about when we're going live.