Main (Oakland)

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Accessibility

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)

Events

Latest From the Library

Natural Hair Magic

Thu., Feb. 16
I never knew the true texture of my hair until I was in my mid-twenties. The time I spent at my aunt’s shop meant slapping a relaxer on my hair and smoothing it out until she was convinced my hair would be straight enough for the gods. I never went too long without a relaxer for fear of the new growth or "naps" underneath, a severely flawed fear passed down from generation to generation.

The Pittsburgh Courier

Wed., Feb. 15
The New Pittsburgh Courier is a local weekly newspaper for/from the African American community.  Three to six months of issues are available at most of our branches. One section I always enjoy appears on page two of every issue called “This Week in Black History.” This feature provides little snippets of knowledge that you may not have known. Like, I didn't know that the great Russian…

Staff Picks

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Singer's Musical Theatre Anthologies

The Singer’s Musical Theatre Anthologies are perfect to practice singing in the comfort of your own home. Volumes include all voice types, duets, specific songs selected for teens, and songs for children from the musical stage.