As the only public law library in the county, the Allegheny County Law Library has an impressive collection of current, unique, historical and hard-to-find materials. Membership provides access to significant print resources enhanced by remote access to an array of online databases.
The Allegheny County Law Library (ACLL) is a full information services organization, striving to offer you materials in various formats.
Our librarians and staff CAN:
Our librarians and staff CANNOT:
Legal research can be very difficult, even for someone who knows the law. We recommend you contact a lawyer for representation or legal advice.
ACLL does not have lawyers on staff. But we can help you access the pro-bono sources of the Pennsylvania Bar.
The Allegheny County Law Library (ACLL) is located at:
414 Grant Street, 9th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Because the ACLL has limited computers available, you need to make an appointment to use the computers in the library.
The Allegheny County Law Library (ACLL) also offers these services for a small fee. Our librarians are here to help you decide what you need.
The ACLL provides copies of commonly used forms for $0.20 per page.
Forms available include:
The ACLL has a photocopier and scanner available. Fee listing.
The ACLL will email, fax or physically mail documents to you. Fee listing.
For $10 per hour, patrons can access Westlaw and Lexis while in the library.
Library cardholders can get remote access to the following databases:
You are free to consult library materials in the library. If you wish to borrow library materials, you must purchase a library card.*
*Cardholders may borrow material from the ACLL or from Duquesne Center for Legal Information. They cannot borrow material from Gumberg Library.
Thus frequent users may consider purchasing a library card. A library card provides additional benefits
Library cards can be purchased for $105 for Allegheny county residents or $155 from patrons from out of county. Library cards are valid for one calendar year (from January to January).