What's Happening at Norwin Library!

Welcome to the Norwin Public Library

The Norwin Public Library acquires, organizes, and provides access to resources, technology, and services that inspire and help residents meet their lifelong educational, vocational, and recreational information needs and goals.  The Library, as a leading force in the community, emphasizes local resources, popular materials, and educational enrichment for all ages. The library was established on August 2, 1937 when the Irwin’s Women’s Club and a group of dedicated citizens founded the Library in just two rooms above the Irwin Bank and Trust Building on Main St.   As we begin our 80th year of service, we continue to evolve and grow to meet the needs of the community we are so proud to serve.

Irwin Bank And Trust Building - The Norwin Public Library's First Home

Our current, state of the art facility offers patrons the full advantages of both traditional materials and the most current technological resources.  The library is open seven days a week, but patrons can access resources, including electronic databases, ebooks, and downloadable audio books, from any computer or electronic devise at any time of the day, making our library truly a 24/7 operation. With the help of the Westmoreland County Libraries, we continue to expand our popular digital materials collection.  In 2016, Norwin area residents borrowed over 15,000 ebooks.

Norwin Public Library - Built in 2004

In 2016, the Norwin Public Library offered hundreds of free programs for children and adults, including toddler story times, an extensive summer reading program for children, trivia nights, genealogical workshops, guest presenters speaking on a variety of subjects, and mystery nights.   Our outreach efforts include our home delivery program, supporting book groups throughout the community, and regular visits to preschools and schools.   We offer one-on-one technology assistance to ensure that all Norwin area residents are able to use any device they choose to take full advantage of technology and information innovations through the use of our wireless internet.