Reference Desk

Libraries have a lot to offer and it may be difficult to locate a particular resource amongst all we have. We’d love to assist you in your search, so please contact us through whatever communication channel you prefer listed below, or you can always stop in and ask us! 

Contact Information

Phone: (724) 449-2665 ext. 25

Text a Librarian: (724) 241-8164


Reference Services & Collections

While helping you get the resources or information you need is our most frequent activity, we also provide the following collections and services for your benefit.


Interlibrary Loan requests, often shortened to ILL, are requests that allow Northern Tier Regional Library to ask libraries that aren’t a part of the Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) for an item so that our patrons may borrow it. For example, a college may agree to let us borrow an academic text not normally found in public libraries. At the reference desk, we can help you learn how to make these special requests by using this website: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh ILL


With computing technology changing incessantly, we’re here to help you navigate through these digital waters. Throughout the year, we host 30 minute one-on-one sessions by appointment to sit down with you and go over your tech questions. To register, look for a date and time to your liking here: Northern Tier Regional Library Calendar


If you’re interested in the history of Pine, Richland, or the surrounding townships, we have a collection of books and photographs located in our reference area of the library. Beyond these selections, we can also point you in the direction of other valuable local history resources.


If you should find yourself needing to take an exam away from your school or organization, we may just be able to help you take your test at Northern Tier Regional Library with your institution’s permission. We have a PDF detailing our test proctoring guidelines here: NTRL Proctoring