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.
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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.

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NorthlandPublic Library Celebrates 50 Years of Connecting Communities

2018 is an important year for Northland Public Library, it marks the 50th year since our doors opened to the public! We are excited to be turning a half-century old.

Throughout this year we will be focusing on our past, our present and our future. We will split this year into three segments. The first four months will be a look to our past to celebrate the growth and accomplishments we have achieved since the beginning; the next four months will focus on where we are presently and highlight many of the resources and services available to you now; and the last four months of the year will be a focus towards our future. 

During end of the year, we will offer interactive experiences so you can share your ideas and suggestions to push us into the future.  Our purpose from day one has been to connect our communities and to serve you. As we move in a world of fast paced technology and change we will be there for you enabling you and your family to enjoy a lifetime of learning and discovery.

Join us as we celebrate 50 years of connecting communities. Look for a specialseries of programs for all ages that allow us to look at our past, present andfuture in 2018!