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Open Work Time and Staffed Work Time

What is Open Work Time (OWT)

During Open Work Time customers and staff can come in and use the equipment and software in the PC Center. The PC Center-Main has nine computers. The PC Center has an assortment of reference books that can be used for self-teaching. During Open Work Time the guidelines listed below should be adhered to.

What is Staffed Work Time (SWT)

During Staffed Work Time a Librarian or Library Assistant from the PC Center or Job & Career Education Center will be available to assist with resume and cover letter writing, job searching, and general computer questions. Availability varies; please refer to this month's PC Center class calendar to see if this service is being offered.


Guidelines for Using the PC Center

  • All customers must have a valid library card and PIN to be able to sign into the system to use a computer.
  • Time limits will be enforced if others are waiting to use the computers. If no one is waiting, time will be automatically extended.
  • You are only permitted to save files to a flash drive. Anything saved to the C drive, including the My Documents folder, or Desktop will be erased upon log out. Flash drives are available for purchase at the Main Library Circulation desk for $10.00.
  • Headphones are available for for purchase at the Main Library Circulation desk for $1.00.
  • Food or drink are not permitted in the PC Center.
  • Customers may only use 1 computer at a time.
  • Be respectful of those around you. Keep headphone volume and conversations quiet and to a minimum. Please turn off cell phones while in the library and take all calls outside.
  • The PC Center follows the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Internet Policy.


  • The PC Center follows the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Printing Policy.
  • Printing is 25 cents per page. You may pick up and pay for your prints at the PC Center staff desk.

Computer Reservations

  • Due to the computer sign in system, reservations can not be made in advance for use of the computers during Open Work Time.

Main Location

Please call the PC Center - Main at 412-578-2561 for more information about their current Open Work Time and Staffed Work Time hours or check the online calendar for the current month.