The Friends of the Library

Who are the Friends ?


The Friends of the Library of Upper St. Clair was organized is 1957 and became a non-profit corporation in 1988. It’s sole purpose is to support the Township Library through fundraising activities. They provide funding support for special library programs, in particular, the children’s summer reading programs, and they purchase non-budgeted equipment, furniture, and materials to enhance the library experience for all patrons. 

Want to join?

Print out the membership form, or pick one up the next time you are at the library. Minimum contribution is $10. Completed forms, with donation, can be either dropped off at any library desk, or mailed to:

The Friends of the Library of Upper St. Clair
1820 McLaughlin Run Rd.
USC, PA 15241

The Friends are governed by a Board of Directors who each serve a three-year term. Any USC Library supporter can belong to the Friends. Membership is renewed on an annual basis.

Want to help?

No one can have too many friends!  If you are interested in helping out at our monthly Saturday book collections, please click here.  If you'd like to have a Friend call you to discuss how you can become involved in other opportunities, you may leave your name and phone number at any library staff desk, check the "Yes, call me for volunteer opportunities" on the Friends membership form, or email your contact information to  A Friend will gladly get back to you.

Want to Donate books?

Friends of the Library collect gently used books on an ongoing basis during library hours. Bring your books to the library and the Friends will find a good home for them. Friends also collect books the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to     Noon. For dates and hours, please click on the schedule below. 

Check the schedule for this year.


& Location

Monday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday & Saturday
9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed Summer Sundays

Holiday Hours

Accessibility contact for the Library: Mrs. Helen Palascak, Director of the Library at 412.831.9000, ext 247.

P. 412.835.5540
1820 McLaughlin Run Road  Upper St. Clair, PA 15241

Comments or Questions?

Everyday Book & Media Sales

You can find great bargains every day in the Friends sales areas on both floors of the Library.

The children’s floor Friends' shelves always have a variety of gently used materials with a range of reading levels, from board books to teen fiction.

The Friends' slatwall area on the adult floor houses a selection of materials in very good condition, often selected for seasonal interest.

Materials are individually priced and may be paid for at the circulation desk on that floor.

You may also want to take a look at the display on the adult floor that showcases a large collection of paperback novels and non-fiction titles. Paperbacks are priced at $1 each.