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Collection Services

Collection Development Services

Pat James, Collection Development Services Coordinator, is available for consulting services concerning adult and young adult collection development and management.

Interlibrary Loan Program

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Interlibrary Loan Department supplements local library collections through the process of Interlibrary Loan Services. OCLC WorldCat, the Access PA Database and other ILL resources are used to search for and obtain materials for library customers from other libraries across the state and across the country. Most transactions are free, however sometimes libraries from outside Allegheny County charge a lending fee.

Requests for material not available locally can be submitted by telephone, fax, email, online or van delivery to the Interlibrary Loan Department. IDS services or US Mail is used for return and receipt of material.

Professional Collection

A comprehensive professional collection of materials provide information on all subject areas relating to services and operations of public libraries, including new trends and staff development. Audio visual materials that can offer continuing education opportunities for staff are also available in the collection.

This collection consists of approximately 1,200 items that can be searched for and requested through the Catalog. The collection is located at the District Services office at 130 South Whitfield Street on the second floor of the East Liberty Library and is open to all who may want to peruse the collection during District Services regular business hours and at other times by appointment.