Looking for something new to read?

SelectReads is a site you can browse for new titles available in Allegheny County libraries, plus it offers numerous newsletters. Subscribe for weekly or monthly updates about new titles about your favorite subjects or by certain authors.

Now that we can request and read physical copies again, it might be nice to hold a book and not just a tablet. SelectReads lists only titles that are owned by County libraries, and you can check availability directly from the site. Get a quick start on ideas by looking over award-winning books.

Note: Checking availability links to the classic catalog, and ebooks are not included in these search results. It can also be glitchy and show ‘No Results’, even when the item is actually owned, so you may have to open a new window and search the catalog manually.

New Book Alerts
You can subscribe to receive email alerts for titles that have recently arrived in your local library.

Does one of your favorite authors FINALLY have a new book to devour? Find out here. You can also look for new authors and read biographies about them. In addition, there is a link here to request items for purchase.

Christy @ CLM

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Merck Manuals to the Rescue

Things are scary right now and it can be hard to tell what medical information to trust and believe. The Merck Manuals has been a trusted source for medical information since 1899 and if you go through the site via the county eLibrary you can have access to all that trusted information right now!

Once you arrive at the main page for the Merck Manuals site click right through the Consumer Version to get your searches started. All the information you might need right this second on different symptoms, emergencies, drug information, and more can be found in the headings along the top of the page.

As you scroll along the main page you will find current and hot topics right there on the main page to keep you up to date and informed.

The main page will also share some relevant videos and models on current topics as well but should you have a certain health topic in mind don’t forget you can always use the search bar at the top of the page to learn about whatever you want.

These times are scary and tense but we at the libraries are always working hard to make sure you have the information you need. Give your local library a call if you need more information from sources like Merck Manuals!


Northland Public Library

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