East Liberty is named after the farmland and orchards, or "Liberties," that once occupied the area east of the city. Today, the East Liberty neighborhood is undergoing a major revitalization of its business district, and CLP – East Liberty is proud to be a community anchor.
The original Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – East Liberty opened on the corner of Station Street and Larimer Avenue in 1905, and the grand opening included a message from Andrew Carnegie himself.
In 1935, the Works Progress Administration commissioned local artist Mary Shaw Mahronic to create larger-than- life, wall-sized murals for the Children’s Room. These murals, which depict the tales of King Arthur, are still on display at the modern-day CLP – East Liberty.
The Library moved to its current location in 1968, and in 2005 a centennial celebration commemorated the Library’s 100-year anniversary. A few years after its centennial, the Library underwent a major renovation, and unveiled a modern, LEED-Certified Silver building in 2010. The updated Library includes a unique space for teens, 44 public computers and four on-site meeting rooms with space available for groups up to 100 people.
We hope to see you soon at CLP – East Liberty!