About Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – East Liberty
East Liberty is named after the farmland and orchards, or "Liberties," that once occupied the area east of the city. The neighborhood has undergone many changes while the Library remains a place where all community members are welcomed.
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 of up to 100 people.
We hope to see you soon at CLP – East Liberty!