Northland Library

Open since 1968, Northland Public Library has over 200,000 items in its collection including books, magazines, newspapers, eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines, eVideo, eMusic, DVDs and CDs. The library provides programming for people of all ages, as well as a quiet place to study, read and learn.

Northland is the second largest library in Allegheny County. The geographic area served, the population base, collection and circulation are second only to the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Allegheny County. Our service area consists of 81,000 residents spanning 61.15 square miles. Northland is also a member of the Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) a system of 45 independent public libraries with more than 70 locations that work together, share resources and cooperate to provide a high level of public service to county residents.
Bradford Woods - Northland Library


The library receives the majority of its funding from the 5 municipalities which it directly serves. The 5 municipalities are the Borough of Bradford Woods, Franklin Park Borough, Marshall Township, Town of McCandless and Ross Township. Please view the governance and funding page of the
Northland Library for more information. For any additional information about the services and funding, please view the official website of the Northland Library.


There are approximately 70 staff members who work in a variety of areas including circulation, reference, technical services and administration.

For More Information

View our informational video to learn more about the Northland Library.

Santina Balestreire (Northland Library Marketing Director), Amy Steele  (Northland Public Library Director), and Thomas Kosmala (Borough  Councilmember) present a proclamation for Library Week in April 2017.  Ms. Balestreire and Ms. Steele also presented on the many benefits of  your public library at the April 10 Council meeting. Visit Northland  today and learn about all it has to offer!