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 (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


A New Point of View

Fri., Aug. 26
Have you ever wondered how your favorite authors think, write and feel about literature, culture, music and current events? Then take a peek inside Neil Gaiman’s head with The View from the Cheap Seats.

Experience the Future of Food

Mon., Aug. 22
This Friday renowned chef Bryant Terry will share his food knowledge and show off his culinary chops at CLP-Homewood.

Staff Picks

Leigh Anne Staff Image


These poems are raw, fierce, angry, hungry, sexy, driven by waves of love and necessity.
Amy Staff Image

It’ll be a cold day…

Conquer the icy ends of the earth with these audiobooks about the heyday of polar exploration.