Pittsburgh, PA – Monday, July 3, 2023
County Executive Rich Fitzgerald today announced that the county has partnered with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) to manage and provide collections support for the Allegheny County Law Library (ACLL). Their work begins today, Monday, July 3, 2023, as they provide support for users of the ACLL located in the City-County Building in downtown Pittsburgh.
“The county Law Library has served as a resource to the legal community and residents for years and we’re delighted to partner with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to continue to provide the level of service that people have come to expect there,” said Fitzgerald. “Thank you to the staff and board of CLP for their dedication to patron-focused services and programs, no matter the venue. Our goal with this project is to increase accessibility and expand services to the constituencies that use the library, and we’re thrilled to have CLP as our partner in that work.”
The Allegheny County Law Library (ACLL) was established by the state in 1867. Since that time, ACLL has been the only public law library in the county. It is open to all.
“We believe that the Law Library is an important facility and resource for the judges, attorneys and individuals engaged with our justice system and others seeking access to legal resources. As the largest library system in southwestern PA, we bring the professional expertise to meet the needs of users throughout the county and the digital platforms to manage this specialized collection that is used both in-person and remotely,” said Andrew Medlar, President and Director, CLP.
Since 1999, Duquesne University has managed the ACLL. When the university decided to conclude its management contract, Allegheny County representatives reached out to CLP to manage the library facility and its collections of physical and electronic resources.
“The Allegheny County Bar Association welcomes our new neighbors at the City-County Building. We look forward to working together with the Law Library – as we have done in the past – to enhance its reach to the bench and the bar and to individuals seeking legal resources,” said David Blaner, Executive Director, Allegheny County Bar Association.
The Law Library team will be on site on Monday, July 3, 2023 to provide support to library users – both in-person and remotely. Library users can reach the team via email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 412-350-5353, or through an in-person visit to the 9th floor of the City-County Building (414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219). The Law Library website is www.acllib.org
Jennifer Styran, Assistant Director of Main and Statewide Services for CLP, will oversee ACLL services.
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