Social Services

Through partnerships with local social service organizations, our library can assist you with getting connected to services that you need now. We want our patrons to be aware that the following services are available free of charge to you or to someone you may know.

Social Work

Need a Helping Hand? Social Work in Libraries Program is here to help!

The Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA), in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh, is providing a new service in community libraries. Through the program, social work students are matched with local libraries to assist with community needs. Services are free and open to all! To find out more about program locations and times, please click here.

ESL and GED Services

Are you new to the country and would like to be connected with an ESL program? Are you studying for a GED?
We recommend connecting with Literacy Pittsburgh. Their literacy programs focus on College and Career Readiness and English Language Learning. The library hosts weekly ESL conversation classes for Literacy of Pittsburgh students and a monthly drop-in program for everyone. It is easy to connect yourself or someone you know to Literacy Pittsburgh. Many Literacy Pittsburgh students meet with their tutors in our library study rooms. Click here for information on how to get registered.

Career Help

Are you looking for a job or thinking about a career change? The library has partnerships with two non-profit organizations that provide specialized career development support.

JFCS Career Development Center (CDC)

A counselor from the JFCS's Career Development Center (CDC) meets at our library weekly on Thursdays from 9:30am-2:30pm. The CDC's client services are focused on building job search skills for career success. Offering expert guidance and proven strategies, our seasoned career counselors will provide personal attention every step of the way. Whether you are seeking employment or a career change, we'll help you to explore your options, define your objectives and develop the strategy and tools required to achieve your career goals.

To register for a counselor session call 412.904.5993 or visit their website.

Pennsylvania Women Work

If you are a new American seeking employment, re-entering the workforce after a career break, or just feeling stuck in your job search, the library offers an additional in-person counseling opportunity with Pennsylvania Women Work. You can work one-on-one with a career coach to gain the skills and confidence needed to get started in a new career.

To schedule an appointment with Hilda, the PA Women Work Program Manager, call 412-745-8503 or email her at hvaldespino@pawomenwork.org. She is available to meet on Tuesdays at the library from 1-4 pm.