Beechview

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Accessibility

Fully ADA Compliant

Bus Routes

The Trolley (T) services the Beechview Area. Take the Red Line and get off at the Belasco Stop.

All bus routes are subject to change. Please visit the Port Authority of Allegheny County for up-to-date schedules.

Parking Options

  • Free
  • Bike

Beechview is a neighborhood with long-established families and businesses, and the Library has been an integral part of the community since 1967. After an extensive renovation in 2014-2015, this neighborhood Library continues to serve the community with a revitalized and modern space.

  • Public Computers
  • Free Wifi
  • Wireless Printing (small fee may apply)
  • Copier (small fee may apply)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Courtyard or Outdoor Space
  • 3D Printer
  • The Labs
  • Exterior Book Return (for after hours returns)

Events

Latest From the Library

My Year of Reading Memoir: Tangles by Sarah Leavitt

Thu., Mar. 23
I chose Tangles: A story about Alzheimer’s, My Mother, and Me by Sarah Leavitt. Tangles is 1) a graphic memoir, 2) was written by a woman, 3) was published in 2012 (just hitting the five year mark), and 4) has only 832 ratings on Goodreads. I feel really fortunate though that it fit my criteria, because Tangles turned out to be a profoundly affecting story of a daughter losing her mother and a mother losing herself.

Science Fiction & Fantasy by Women of Color

Fri., Feb. 24
I read a lot of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Seriously, A LOT. Growing up, I cut my teeth on Anne McCaffery's Dragonriders of Pern series and Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Mists of Avalon. Later, it was The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Sadly, many people still think Science Fiction and Fantasy novels are written mostly by white anglo-saxon men for white anglo-saxon men (think J. R. R. Tolkein or George R. R. Martin). However, there are a number of fantastic female authors of color rocking both genres today.

Staff Picks

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Local Authors

Our region is blessed with an abundance of local authors. Their books range from Children’s Fiction to YA Science Fiction to Adult Nonfiction. Nine local authors will gather on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at CLP Beechview. The Book & Author Fair will run from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM. Come and meet these remarkable folks and learn about their paths to publication. Three of the authors are highlighted here.
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Bite-Sized Books

Whether you're looking for something easy to take with you on your commute or just want to try a sample of a new genre or author, these bite-sized books make great starters!