If you prefer the mail-in method, please download the blank form below, print and complete it, then mail it with a personal check made payable to Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society or WPGS to:  WPGS Book Sales, c/o 116 South 19th Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15203. As this is an all-volunteer effort, please allow at least two (2) weeks for delivery.

Used Books

The WPGS Library is housed in the Local History and Genealogy Department of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main Branch, in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The WPGS collection does not circulate.  Our thousands of volumes are focused on the records of the 26 counties of Western Pennsylvania. Each year, we sort through our collection and weed out duplicates, older editions of current publications, volumes that are not related to Western Pennsylvania, and items that are outdated. This Online Used Book Sale now makes these books available 24/7, at reasonable prices. They can be ordered by credit card or check. Mail orders are subject to availability at the time of receipt of the order.  Previously, we offered these volumes for sale at our annual meeting in June.  However, the sale excluded many members and non-members who are not able to attend that meeting in person.  Our Used Book Sale makes these books accessible to everyone at a reasonable price, plus shipping and handling, as indicated. 

If ordering by mail, download and complete the Used Books Mail Order Form below. Complete a separate form for each used book requested, submitting a separate check made payable to WPGS for each book you wish to order. This way we can easily return your payment if the publication has already been sold.  You may want to check this website to be sure the item is still available. All Used Books transactions are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, based on the receipt of payment, then by the postmark date, and all sales are final. As this is an all-volunteer effort and we are using USPS Library Mail rates for shipping, please allow at least two (2) weeks for order fulfillment. 

For faster turnaround, mail your order form(s) and payment(s) to WPGS Book Sales, c/o 116 South 19th Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15203. 

Most books have some library identification marking and could be stamped, “Withdrawn.”  Proceeds from this Used Book Sale go to the General Fund to be used to provide additional services to our members. Please check the website often as new books will be added and removed periodically. 

Research Services

Please see our Library Research Services page to find information about ordering by mail for each product.