We receive funding from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the State Aid Library Subsidy enacted in the Public Library Code.  Each year we apply for funding and prove our eligibility to ensure our library meets the State’s standards for quality and excellence.

Andrew Bayne Memorial Library is proud to be supported by the taxpayers of Allegheny County through a public grant from the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD). For the past 30 years, RAD has invested in Allegheny County’s quality of life through financial support of public libraries, parks & trails, regional attractions, arts & cultural organizations, sports & civic facilities, public transit, and local municipal services with revenue from an additional, countywide one percent sales and use tax. Since its inception, RAD has resulted in over $5 billion invested in the region. Visit radworkshere.org for more information.

As part of the Parks and Recreation department we are governed by the Borough of Bellevue Council and supported by our local taxpayers.  

Finally, Bayne Library is supported by you, our generous patrons!  Your donations help us offer programs to adults and children, purchase materials for our collections, and manage our historic building.  There are many ways you can support Bayne Library


What are Friends for?  They lead fundraising efforts like book sales and donation drives.  They provide input on events and programming.  They use their unique skills to volunteer.  They promote the library and library events in the community.  Interested?  Join our Friends group!   


Monetary donations are always welcome in any amount!  You can donate with a credit card online through ACLA.  Consider making your donation a monthly gift!  

You can also donate with cash or check.  Please make checks payable to “Andrew Bayne Memorial Library.”

Andrew Bayne Memorial Library maintains an Amazon wishlist of items big and small!  Many are items we use for the programs and events we hold at the Library.  Please consider donating an item from our list!


Commemorate a special event in your life, surprise someone special, or honor the memory of a loved one by purchasing a library book in their honor!  For $25.00 the library will place a book plate inscribed with your dedication in a new book in our collection.


Great for both individuals and businesses, sponsorships allow you to earmark your donation for a specific event or fund.  For example:

  • Provide entertainment at our major events, like Summer Reading
  • Purchase materials for crafts or children’s story time
  • Adopt a favorite magazine.

Please contact Ellen Goodman at (412) 766-7447 or goodmane@baynelibrary.org to discuss a sponsorship opportunity for you or your business.

Thank you to everyone who supports Bayne Library