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 

Continue ReadingGoodbye, World Book Online! Can Help

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!


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Find a Grave

One of my favorite websites fits perfectly with this time of year…Find a Grave!

They boast 226 million memorials have been added since their creation in 1995. With a couple of clicks you can search for relatives’ final resting places or find the graves of the rich and famous or even the notorious. It is a website that is fun to browse, easy to get lost in, and lose track of time while “digging” around.

While you’re there…take a peek at one of my favorites, Edgar Allen Poe.

On a more serious note, this database is also very helpful and complimentary to Ancestry if you are doing genealogic research.


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New updates for Magazines in Libby!

Libby will soon introduce the following enhancements to how users discover and enjoy magazines:
One tap to read: When a reader discovers a magazine anywhere in the app, they can open it and start reading with one tap.

Streamlined access: Instead of appearing alongside eBook and audiobook loans, magazines will be moved to a new dedicated section of the Shelf summary, called the Magazine Rack. From the Magazine Rack, users will see the latest issue of their magazine subscriptions and any other issues they choose to check out.

Easier subscriptions: Users can subscribe to magazines via a new, convenient Subscribe option from magazine search results and title details pages. When a new issue is released, it will automatically be added to the user’s Magazine Rack.

Improved discovery: From the Magazine Rack, users can navigate to the Newsstand, a new view of a user’s recently opened issues and other popular magazine titles in your collection.

Hope these changes roll out soon, because they all sound GREAT!

–Heather Auman, Western Allegheny Community Library
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