Resources for Students
Stop by and access all that the library has to offer.
- Desktop and laptop computers
- High-speed internet and Wi-Fi
- Printers (including wireless printing from your own computer)
- Scan, Copy, Email, or Fax
- Quiet study/tutor rooms
- Cafe with coffee and vending machines
We are also happy to offer students up to 5 pages of free printing for homework assignments.
School Bus Drop Off
Western Allegheny Middle and High School students can catch a bus from school and get dropped off at the library Monday-Thursday with a signed permission slip.
Accelerated Reader Testing
Western Allegheny Middle and High School students can now access and take their Accelerated Reader tests at the library. Students will need to know their login and use one of the library computers to access the Accelerated Reader website.
Parents & Educators
The library has a variety of parenting and teaching materials. They are located in the Youth Services department and cover a range of topics such as child-rearing, teaching aids, child psychology, and literacy. In addition, we have special collections which may be useful for classroom and home use, including our storytime and book club kits and world language section.
Classroom Cooperation & Outreach
We are always interested in working with teachers to ensure that we have enough material to support research and reading assignments. If you are a teacher with an upcoming assignment, let us know any research needs by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we are prepared for your students. We can also help you introduce great books to your students by preparing collections of materials relevant to your curriculum. With two weeks notices, our Youth Services staff will prepare a collection of titles that can be used in your classroom. The library can also accommodate group visits for classes, homeschool students, and scouts. Please contact the Youth Services Department at (724) 695-8150 to schedule a visit or for more information. Be sure to ask about getting a classroom library card, which gives full access to our online resources and research databases.
Here are some helpful links for homeschoolers: