Starting March 29, Swissvale Library will be open to the public! Patrons can come into the building to browse the library’s collections and check out materials. Patrons may remain in the building for up to 45 minutes, due to building capacity limits. Public computers will be available for one 30-minute session per day per person.
Contactless lobby pickup will continue to be available for our patrons who prefer it. Pick-up of materials in the lobby can be scheduled by calling the library during open hours (412-731-2300).
The safety and health of our patrons and staff is our priority. Thank you for your support, patience and flexibility while we make this transition. We are happy to welcome you back to the library!
Checking Out Library Materials
You are welcome to come and browse our collections! Time in the library is limited to 45 minutes per day, so plan your visit accordingly.
Lobby service is still available, even while the building is open. To schedule a lobby pickup, call the library (412-731-2300).
Holds can be placed through the countywide online catalog and are eligible for lobby pickup! Call the library or log into your account to place a hold.
Library items can be returned to the book drop at any time. Returned books will be checked in after a four-day quarantine.
Computers & Printing
While the building is open, patrons may use the public computers. Sessions are for 30 minutes. Maximum of one session per day, per person. Library staff is available to provide computer assistance.
Printing, scanning, faxing and photocopying services are available. Print using our public computers, or our mobile printing service.
All in-person library programs are still suspended, but we’re excited to provide virtual programming and asynchronous programs. Learn more about our programming for adults, teens, and children.
All patrons and staff must wear a mask at all times while inside the library. Free disposable masks will be available for library patrons who do not have their own masks.
Children age 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult while inside the library.
Patrons should take the following steps to use the library safely:
- Wear a mask while inside the library.
- Wash and sanitize your hands regularly.
- Keep 6 feet between yourself and others.
- Adhere to building time limits.
- Return your items through the outside book drop or the bin near the circulation desk.
We are currently unable to accept any book donations.
Please monitor the library’s Facebook page and website for updates. Contact the library directly (412-731-2300) with any additional questions regarding reopening, lobby pickup, returning books, and more.