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The Allegheny Law Library (ACLL) is for Everyone!


Did you know the Allegheny County Law Library (ACLL) is the only public law library in the county? Since June 2023, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has been responsible for  the operations, collections and programming of this unique resource. We want all Allegheny County residents to know they are welcome to visit and take advantage of a variety of specialized services.

Here are nine helpful things to know about the Allegheny County Law Library:

1. ANYONE can visit us
Allegheny County Law Library (ACLL) resources and spaces are completely open to the public. The ACLL’s hours are Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.

2. We are located in a historic skyscraper
ACLL is located on the 9th floor of the City-County Building at 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Home to the Mayor’s Office, County Council and many different courts, the building can be difficult to navigate. But don’t worry, there are detailed video directions on the Allegheny County Law Library’s website. 

3. CLP and Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) cards can be used at ACLL
Anyone with a CLP or ACLA Library card can use their card at ACLL. Don’t have a library card? ACLL staff can issue you one on the spot—just like other CLP locations.

4. ACLL has special legal databases
Similar to how certain databases are only available at CLP locations, some legal databases are only available at ACLL. For a full list of databases available at the Allegheny Count Law Library please reference our website. Can’t get to the library right away? Here are some online research resources to get your started. 

5. Anyone can request ACLL materials
All of ACLL’s collection can be searched for and found in CLP’s catalog. You can also place circulating items on hold and have them delivered to your preferred CLP location.

6. Item Holds can be picked up at ACLL
Materials from CLP and other ACLA locations can be placed on hold and picked up at ACLL, as well! It’s a great library convenience for anyone who works in the courts, city or county, those serving on jury duty, or find themselves on business in the area.

7. ACLL has public meeting rooms
ACLL has three different meeting rooms to meet varying customer needs: small and private spaces, larger conference rooms, and even a classroom with computers and projector. Book an ACLL meeting room through the CLP website here.

8. ACLL also supports the legal community
In addition to the general public, ACLL supports the legal community in Pittsburgh by offering legal resources and continuing education opportunities. A separate membership and fee is required for some of these benefits and can be a huge time and money saver for small lawfirms, individuals, and recent law school graduates. 

9. ACLL Staff are not lawyers
ACLL is the public’s gateway to legal research and information in our region. However, we are information and research experts not legal experts and can never offer legal opinions or advice. 

In addition to its core services and resources, ACLL is working on exciting plans and more community programs 2024. Stay up to date with the ACLL events calendar.

We hope to see you at CLP’s newest Library location soon!



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