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

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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

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).

Spine to Spoon: The Aleppo Cookbook by Marlene Matar

Thu., May. 11
Marlene Matar’s The Aleppo Cookbook: Celebrating the Legendary Cuisine of Syria, is a delicious dedication to a city and its food. If I could, I would eat only olives, beans and bread for the rest of my life, and I just might be able to with this book in hand. Matar presents us with a plethora of dishes, from a simple lentil stew to more complex creations like stuffed lamb dumplings. Still, each recipe is easy to follow and most include adaptations for the more adventurous cook.

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.