Ask a Librarian

The public library provides assistance at the reference desk to patrons. If you can't make it to the library, try one of the following reference options:

Telephone Reference
Call 412-531-1912 and press 3. Reference information may be obtained by contacting a librarian at the Reference Desk during our regular business hours. Note: for questions about your library account, including fines, renewals, and holds, call and press 2 to be connected to the Circulation Desk.

Email Reference
Patrons may also submit email reference questions by simply submitting an online reference form. Our librarians will respond to you within 24 hours.
Text Reference
The public library also offers text reference.

Chat Reference

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