Countdown to Christmas? Hoopla has you covered!

Can’t wait until Christmas? Get your Hallmark holiday movies fix through your library and Hoopla!

In the Hoopla app, navigate to “Binge Passes” (located under “More”) and choose the “Hallmark Movies Now BingePass.” You get 7 days of unlimited streaming access with one checkout. (And if that’s not enough, you can always borrow it again…and again!)

New releases are added weekly, so you can keep that holiday spirit going strong all season long.

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– Heather Auman, Western Allegheny Community Library

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Ancestry Alternative

Are your patrons looking for a free genealogy alternative to Ancestry Library Edition? Look no further than MyHeritage Library Edition available through Power Library.

This free edition of MyHeritage offers patrons many of the same resources such as US Census, military records, immigration records and passenger lists. The best part is that patrons can access this from the comfort of their own home.

Tracy — Monroeville Public Library

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Goodbye, World Book Online!

Going, going, almost gone! On November 2, the library subscription access for World Book Online will end for all Allegheny County libraries. 

Why do you ask? We offer access to comparable content through various digital resources including Gale PowerSearch, Science Reference Center, Gale in Context, and Gale One File High School. These resources will be able to meet the reference needs of our patrons.  

For November 2nd, make sure to remove any links or references to World Book Online from your websites or in-house promotions and don’t forget to spread the word! 

-Erin, Bridgeville Public Library 

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Do you have a student in your house struggling with a math problem, stuck on a paragraph in a paper, or need help prepping for the ACT or SAT? Well look no further than! Your local Allegheny County Libraries are here with the solution to your aggravating academic problem and that is help at

You can connect with a tutor on a wide range of subjects for the K-12 student in your life or even get a tutor for job help. even has tutors who can assist with your citizenship test. These tutors can really help in a wide range of areas so stop by the site and take a look at all they can help with!

To learn more about the many ways this great resource can help please contact your Allegheny County Library!


Northland Public Library

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