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Mission Statement: Northland Library enables, empowers and encourages lifelong learning and discovery.

The residents of Franklin Park Borough, along with the residents of the Borough of   Bradford Woods, Marshall Township, Town of McCandless, and Ross Township are directly served by the Northland Public Library. Nearly 40,000 people currently hold a library card which allows them access to over 200,000 items in the Library's collection. Each year, the Library circulates more than 1,000000 items which include books, DVDs, audio books, CDs, and its ever-growing collection of eAudio and eBooks. The library also features computers with free Internet access available to the public, and is equipped for wireless Internet use. Northland supports computer literacy by offering free adult computer classes for all skill levels and interests.

Every day, neighbors and friends of the Library come together for the great variety of services and programs for all ages offered at Northland Public Library. Opportunities for adults include seasonal free tax preparation service for senior citizens and low-income families, helpful medical and health related seminars, leisure learning workshops and programs, book discussion groups for all interests, a film series that features travel and foreign movies, knitting circles and an opportunity for sharing ideas on current events through our twice-monthly Conversation Salons.

The very youngest of Library users may visit the Playful Parenting Room with their caring adult for imaginative play and attend special storytimes designed for babies and toddlers. The programs for preschoolers, school-aged children, tweens and teens include storytimes, teen movie nights, puppet workshops, chess classes and tournaments as well as arts and crafts workshops. Our Summer Reading Clubs for children, teens, and adults feature activities and special programs for more than 2,000 people each year.

Our meeting rooms host more than 1,000 library and community programs each year. The rooms feature state of the art equipment, including plasma televisions with DVD and computer presentation capabilities.

*Northland Public Library extends its reach with the latest in library lending technology with the automated NOMAD lending kiosks. Located in the northern end of its service area at the Baierl Family YMCA and the southern service area at the Ross Township Community Center, the NOMADs (Northland Offsite Modern Alternative Dispenser) allow the borrowing of a selection of books, DVDs and audiobooks with the swipe of your library card. For your convenience, 24 hour accessible material returns are located at the Marshall Municipal Building, Ross Township Community Center and the Baierl Family YMCA.

There are many ways to support your library through volunteering, shopping the Book Nook for gently used books, CDs, DVDs and magazines, and through our book giving programs. For more information on current library initiatives and the various giving opportunities, please contact the Northland Public Library Foundation at 412-366-8100, extension 104.

Northland Public Library offers more than you know!

We are proud of the Library and will be glad to speak to you about what we offer. For more information about Northland Library and our programs, call 412-366-8100, or visit our website at



Address/Phones: Northland Public Library
                          300 Cumberland Road
                          Pittsburgh, PA 15237
                          Phone:  412-366-8100
                          Toll Free:  1-888-292-2798
                          Fax:  412-366-2064
Hours of Operation: Check website for Holiday Closings
 Winter Hours (Labor Day to Memorial Day) 
   Monday through Thursday  9:00am to 9:00pm
   Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm
   Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm
   Sunday 1:00pm to 5:00pm

   Summer Hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day)
   Monday through Thursday  9:00am to 9:00pm
   Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm
   Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm
   Sunday Closed

Bookmobile Service:
 Marshall Elementary School
    Fridays 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Baierl Family YMCA                          Sunday                           11:00am to 6:00pm
2526 Nicholson Road                         Monday through Friday      6:00am to 9:00pm
Sewickley, PA 15143                         Saturday                          7:00am to 7:00pm

Ross Township Community Center      Sunday through Thursday   8:30am to 6:00pm
1000 Ross Municipal Drive                  Friday and Saturday          8:30am to 10:30pm
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Offsite Materials Return Boxes:
Ross Township Community Center       24 Hour Accessible
Marshall Township Municipal Building   24 Hour Accessible
Baierl Family YMCA                            24 Hour Accessible

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