Wilkinsburg Public Library Collections
A wide variety of collections are available for patrons of the Wilkinsburg Public Library and the Eastridge Branch. Any reader will be able to find books to enjoy in our large, diverse collection of fiction. We have mystery, romance, science fiction, urban, westerns, young adult, and suspense/thriller titles by authors such as Robert Crais, Danielle Steele, Fern Michaels, Nelson DeMille, James Patterson, and Zane. Our fiction titles include contemporary books like "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson as well as fiction classics like "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne and "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. We are particularly proud, though, of our collection of mystery titles by authors such as Sue Grafton, Lindsey Davis, and Harlan Coben.
Complementing our extensive collection of fiction are many non-fictional works in areas such as jobs and careers, medicine, foreign language, law, history, computers, religion, biography, math, and auto repair. We also have a robust collection of non-circulating reference materials that will help patrons answer almost any question they may have. Patrons will also find current newspapers and a variety of magazines.
Our collections don't end with books, though. Wilkinsburg Public Library and the Eastridge Branch embrace digital technology. We have movies and some instructional titles on DVD and Blu-Ray that patrons can borrow from the library for home viewing. Audiobooks are available for numerous fiction and non-fiction titles. Patrons also have access to titles that can be borrowed as eAudiobooks for playback on any mp3 player or iPod™, or as eBooks for a Kindle™ eReader.
We are very proud of three of our special collections. These include an extensive Children's collection in the Children's Department – a special section of the Wilkinsburg Public Library just for kids. There is also a sizable large print collection for readers with impaired eyesight. Finally, we have been collecting and curating many documents and materials about the history of Wilkinsburg. This collection will be a valuable research resource for historians.
Finally, the Wilkinsburg Public Library and Eastridge Branch collections extend beyond the walls of the buildings. Because the Library is a member of the Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA), titles from any of the 45 ACLA member libraries are available to our patrons. Inter-library loan from the Carnegie Libraries of Pittsburgh is also available.