Squirrel Hill is a bustling neighborhood in Pittsburgh's East End. It is the largest and most populous neighborhood in Pittsburgh, comprising about 26,500 people within a 3.89 square-mile area. With a vibrant business district and easy access to nearby higher education and medical-research complexes, the area's residents are often students, academics and professionals. The entire neighborhood is located on a hill. At the top of the hill you'll find our Library, at the corner of Murray and Forbes Avenues.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Squirrel Hill was built in 1972. In February of 2004 the Library was closed for a $4.4 million renovation, reopening to the public in 2005. This renovation added an additional 7,000 square feet, creating a comfortable, urban, loft-style library overlooking the business district.
This large neighborhood location offers a variety of areas for reading, studying and working, including four comfy reading nooks built into the Library’s outside wall. Additionally, there are places for our community to gather and connect in spacious meeting rooms or the lovely enclosed garden area.
To meet the information needs of the community, CLP – Squirrel Hill is open seven days a week, and provides 30 desktop and 17 laptop computers for adult patrons. The children’s section has nine computers with tables and chairs to accommodate young Library users. Guests can enjoy a variety of programming for all ages, like storytimes, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programming, Teen Time, Book Discussion Groups and several language programs. In addition to the massive collection available for borrowing, patrons can add to their personal collection of books with the ongoing used book sale sponsored by Friends of the Squirrel Hill Library. Proceeds from the book sale are used to provide Library resources.
We look forward to your next visit to CLP – Squirrel Hill.