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

Le Guin's Poetry Urges Us Towards Awareness

Tue., Apr. 25
Many know Ursula K. Le Guin through her hefty body of science fiction and fantasy work, perhaps The Lathe of Heaven or the well-loved Earthsea series. Others might be familiar with her books on writing, like the beautifully titled Steering the Craft: A Twenty-first Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story, published in 2015. Still others devote themselves to her poetry, and its gently lilting verse. For those unfamiliar with the latter part of her repertoire, Le Guin’s newest collection, Late in the Day, provides a lovely introduction.

Discover Historic Bookbinding: Book Bling

Mon., Apr. 24
Like any well-loved tool or object, books have been decorated and embellished from their infancy. You know that feeling you get when you pick up a book that is such a joy to be holding? The distinguished spine catches your eye as your hand wraps around the boards perfectly, and as you crack open the front cover you are hit by a symphony of color and marks. You haven’t even gotten to the information yet, and you’re already under the book’s spell. We know that feeling, too.

Staff Picks

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Riddle Me This

Pittsburgh Opera continued its recent season with Puccini’s final opera, Turandot. Explore more about Turandot through the CD, DVD and book recommendations on this list. Hope to see you at the opera!
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The Nest

As the reader is plunged into the lives of the four middle-aged Plumb siblings who are waiting for and fighting over their inheritance, one cannot help but desire the oh-so-deserved comeuppance they are surely all due.