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)
  • Summer Meals for Youth: weekdays June 13 – August 18 (more info)

Events

Latest From the Library

Preservation Highlight: Caring for the Collection with Tie-Boxes

Wed., Jun. 28
Sometimes, the best way to preserve a book and its information is to leave it in its delicate condition and make a sturdy safe place for it to live. This is where our custom made boxes come in! We use preservation grade materials and best practices to ensure the longest life for our collection. The last thing we want is to harm the books by using acidic boards or glues that will speed their deterioration.

A Taste of Summer: Farm Market Season is Here!

Wed., Jun. 21
The benefits to frequenting a farmer's market are many: Fresh food (I'm talking food yanked right out of the ground or straight from the branch to the table where it's sold), fair prices, the ability to support local businesses and farmers, and so much more more!

Staff Picks

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Don't Miss These July 2017 Releases  

The reviews for these titles were so intriguing that we looked forward to their arrival and want to make sure that you don't miss out on them.