Main (Oakland)

Open Today

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Fully ADA Compliant

Bus Routes

54C, 61A, 61B, 61C, 67A, 67C, 67E, 67F, 67J, 69, 71A, 71B, 71C, 71D, 75, 93

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

Parking Options

  • Meter
  • Garage
  • Bike
Interior of CLP - Main

Located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main serves as the primary, full-service resource for current and historic materials and information for Pittsburgh.

  • Public Computers
  • Free Wifi
  • Wireless Printing: First Floor | Second/Third Floors (small fee may apply)
  • Copier (small fee may apply)
  • Fax Machine and Scanner Station
  • Coffee Shop
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Courtyard or Outdoor Space
  • 3D Printer
  • Community Garden (seasonal)
  • Art Gallery
  • The Labs
  • Exterior Book Return (for after hours returns)
  • Guided Group Visits (by appointment)


Latest From the Library

Preservation Highlight: Thinking Outside the Pamphlet

Tue., May. 23
There are many people working at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh who go unseen. We are the ones behind Staff Only doors, the ones who process and repair books and so much more. Here in the Conservation, Preservation and Access Department (CP&A) we are trying to share more of what we do with the general public. We are a small staff working primarily with the Library's older and more fragile collection.

Fight the Stigma: Rising Beyond Mental Health (Awareness Month)

Tue., May. 16
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. We all experience various forms of mental health, and it's only when you add terms such as "illness", "problem" or "disorder" to the end of that phrase, that your awareness is shifted from well-being to something that needs to be fixed (or is beyond fixing).

Staff Picks

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Storm of Steel (In Stahlgewittern)

"Storm of Steel" is the result of the perfect storm of courage under fire and pure luck. The first hand account it offers of WWI combat as well as the life and attitudes of the soldiers who fought is an essential work for history buffs and action junkies alike. Its often poetic prose shows us equally the horrors and the grim beauty of war on a massive scale.