Current Services Update

Library Services Update, November 20, 2020.

Mt. Lebanon Public Library has suspended in-person services as of Tuesday, November 24. Contact-free pickup, live reference and virtual services are still available, as is 24-hour contact-free materials return via the library’s book drop.

Please Note: There will be no library services available after 2 pm on Wednesday, November 25, and all day Thursday, November 26, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Current Library Services as of November 24, 2020.

Contact Free Holds Pick-up

  • You may continue to place holds online or by calling the reference desk at 412-531-1912.
  • When your holds arrive, you will be notified by phone, text or email.
  • Once you get this notification, contact the library to schedule a contact free pickup.

How it Works

  • Schedule a pickup time by calling 412-531-1912.
  • Your holds will be placed on tables located in the upstairs library entrance.
  • You'll have a 45-minute pickup window starting on the hour of your appointment.
  • Upon arriving, look for bag(s) labeled with your last name and first initial (we do this to maintain privacy).
  • Grab your bag and go. Items will already be checked out to your account.
  • Please wear a mask and practice social distancing when picking up items.

Materials Return

Our outdoor book drop on Castle Shannon Blvd. will be available 24/7. Please return all items here.  As a precaution, returned materials are quarantined for at least four days (96 hours per county agreement) before staff can handle and check them in. Please do not be concerned if your returned materials remain on your account for several days!

Library Card Registrations, Renewals, and Account Services.

Library staff will be happy to help you over the phone with these services during the following hours:

Monday - Thursday, 10am - 8pm
Fridays, 10am - 2pm
Saturdays, 1pm - 5pm

Call us at 412-531-1912, option 2 or Contact us here.

Virtual Services

Mt. Lebanon Library will continue to host free virtual classes, workshops, storytimes, and more online. Check our online calendar or our Virtual Programs Page to see what is coming up.

We also will continue to offer free eResources. Patrons can download eAudioBooks, eBooks, magazines, TV shows, movies, music, and online learning services to their computers or mobile devices. See all of our great Virtual Library Services here.

Wi-Fi & Free Mobile Printing Services

To help provide Internet access to as many residents as possible, we have expanded the outdoor range of our 24/7 free Wi-Fi. You are welcome to park your car in our parking lot to access unlimited, free WiFi.

We also offer free mobile printing for contact-free pickup - click here for more info, and then call us to schedule a pickup.

Reference Services

Reference staff will answer phones, perform online reference, and help patrons during the following hours:

Monday - Thursday, 10am - 8pm
Fridays, 10am - 2pm
Saturdays, 1pm - 5pm

Call us at 412-531-1912, option 3 or Contact us here.

Children’s Services

The children’s library staff will be available to answer your phone calls during the hours listed below.  They will also continue with virtual children’s and teen programming, reference, booklists, teacher support, book bundles, and more.  Check out mtlebanonlibrary.org/kids for more info.

Monday - Thursday, 10am - 8pm
Fridays, 10am - 2pm
Saturdays, 1pm - 5pm

Call us at 412-531-1912, option 4 or Contact us here.

Browsing/Computer Appointments

These services will be suspended as of Tuesday, November 24.

Friends of the Library/Book Cellar

The Book Cellar is now selling books and other items online! The Used Book Store inside the library remains closed and is not currently accepting donations. Please keep an eye out for pop-up outdoor Friends of the Library book sales and other fun Book Cellar events throughout the winter months.

Meeting Rooms

We are unable to offer meeting or study rooms as this time.

Our Commitment to Safety

  • The Library’s quarantine plan for retruned materials exceeds the time that the CDC indicates that the COVID-19 virus can survive on paper or plastic.
  • Returned items are quarantined for at least four days (96 hours per Allegheny County Library Association service agreement) before staff process them.
  • Items with plastic covers that appear visibly dirty will be subject to additional cleaning.
  • Staff members take their temperature upon entering the building at the start of every shift. Staff who exhibit a temperature of 100.4 or higher, are sick or who are exhibiting flu-like symptoms are not permitted to work.
  • Should a staff member test positive for COVID-19 they will be required to self-quarantine.