CLP–Downtown Renovation Plans

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CLP-Downtown’s last day of full service is scheduled for Saturday, March 7, 2020.

Renovations are expected to take approximately one year, after which the branch will reopen with 68% more square footage (and a lot more natural light!), including large Children’s and Teen sections, each with their own programming spaces. Additional improvements include more meeting space – with large room, medium room with PC class capabilities – and four small meeting rooms for studying, co-working and more.

While construction is underway, we will open an express service “Pop Up” location downtown starting  March 9, 2020.

Tell me more about the Pop Up!

  • Hours: 11 am to 5 pm, Monday – Friday
  • Address: 623 Smithfield Street (Between Port Authority and Steel City Clothing, just across the street from our current location)
  • Services:
    • Three public service computers for printing (15 minutes of use per customer)
    • Holds pick up
    • Materials drop off
    • Small best seller collection

Please note: all reference material regarding business research and company histories are now housed at CLP–Main in Oakland. Patrons inquiring about stock quote information, securities valuation and business research are encouraged to call the Library’s Job and Career Education Center at 412.622.3133.


Learn more about the renovation of CLP – Downtown in our press release.