Northland Library enables, encourages and empowers lifelong learning and discovery.
Open since 1968, Northland Public Library has nearly 200,000 items in its physical collection including books, magazines, newspapers, DVDs and CDs. Additionally the collection includes access to over 645,000 downloadable eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines, eVideos, eMusic. 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 over 81,000 residents spanning 61.15 square miles. Northland is also a member of the Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) a system of 47 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.
The library receives the majority of its funding from the five municipalities which it directly serves. Please see the Governance & Funding page for more information.
In 2018, Northland Library celebrates 50 years of serving our communities. Here is a timeline of our major milestones.
There are approximately 70 staff members who work in a variety of areas including circulation, reference, technical services and administration. View our organizational chart. (link)
We are proud to share our Strategic Plan for 2016-2020. Special thanks to all of our local community partners and individuals who provided input to help map our path forward.
We put together a brief overview of Northland for our new staff members and thought you might discover something new about us!