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Bus Routes


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

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Andrew Carnegie once referred to Allegheny City (now Pittsburgh’s North Side) as his “first love.” Today, CLP – Allegheny is home to a special collection of rare materials dedicated to the history of Allegheny City and the North Side.

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  • Wireless Printing – small fee may apply (more info)
  • Copier – small fee may apply
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  • The Labs
  • Exterior Book Return (for after hours returns)
  • Summer Meals for Youth: 12:30 lunch and 3 PM snack weekdays June 12 – August 17 (more info)


Latest From the Library

Feminist Booklist to Inspire Young Readers

Mon., Mar. 12
Each year I get to be part of the Amelia Bloomer Project, a committee of librarians that chooses amazing books with significant feminist content. The annual list is meant to inspire and advocate for the equality of people of all sexes and genders through well-written and well-illustrated books for ages birth - 18.

Get Back to School and Ready to Read

Thu., Aug. 31
At this time of year, parents watch their children head off to school knowing they will be working on many learning challenges. For children starting kindergarten, this means learning how to read. For many first, second and third graders, getting back to school also means practicing reading and finding books that are appropriate for their reading level.

Staff Picks

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Carnegie's Maid

An enjoyable mix of a little local history, a little library love, a little clean romance and a little Upstairs Downstairs. What's not to love?
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Komodo Dragons for Summer

Looks at the inspiring story of Joan Procter, a pioneering female scientist who loved reptiles.