Mt. Washington

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  • Sun. Closed
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Partially ADA Compliant

Will be fully compliant after 2018 renovation

Bus Routes

40, 43

All bus routes are subject to change. Please visit the Port Authority of Allegheny County for up-to-date schedules.

Parking Options

  • Free
  • Bike

CLP – Mt. Washington is located directly across from one of the scenic overlooks on Grandview Avenue. The Library opened in 1900 and was one of the first of the neighborhood-style libraries built by Andrew Carnegie.

  • Public Computers
  • Free Wifi
  • Wireless Printing – small fee may apply (more info)
  • Copier – small fee may apply
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Courtyard or Outdoor Space
  • Exterior Book Return (for after hours returns)
  • Summer Meals for Youth: weekdays June 13 – August 18 (more info)


Latest From the Library

Throwback Thursday: Ready for Ready Player One

Thu., Jun. 22
If you haven't read Cline's best-selling novel, it takes place in the year 2044 when most of the world is in pretty bad shape (except for Columbus, Ohio—one of the signs that this is a fictional story). Literally everyone is plugged into a virtual reality utopia known as the OASIS. When OASIS creator James Donovan Halliday dies, it’s revealed that he left behind a series of puzzles leading to to a hidden Easter Egg. Whoever finds the Egg will win Halliday’s real-life fortune and control of the OASIS, like if Charlie and the Chocolate Factory took place inside The Matrix.

Staff Picks

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Audio book recommendation: Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

Kathleen Rooney based her unforgettable character of Lillian Boxfish on the real-life advertising pioneer and poet, Margaret Fishback.  Rooney had been introduced to the Margaret Fishback Papers at Duke University by a friend about 10 years ago, but didn’t know how she would use this rich material in her writing.  She wasn’t interested in writing a biography of Margaret Fishback.  Instead, she used Fishback’s back…
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The Beach House Cookbook

One of the queens of beach reads, Mary Kay Andrews, shares her favorite beach house recipes in her very first cookbook.  Recipes include the likes of Beachy Ceviche, Boy Howdy Baked Beans, Cherrylicious Glazed Ribs, and Redneck Caviar.  The book is colorfully illustrated with photographs of every recipe with some personal family shots as well.