Downtown “Pop Up”

Closed Today

  • Sun. Closed
  • Mon. Closed
  • Tues. Closed
  • Wed. Closed
  • Thurs. Closed
  • Fri. Closed
  • Sat. Closed


  • Fully ADA compliant
  • Accessible main entrance
  • Accessible parking in garage and on street

Bus Routes

A majority of Port Authority buses stop near this location. Enter destination "Carnegie Library - Downtown PGH" into the trip planner to find a route.

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

Parking Options

  • Meter
  • Garage

Beginning in March 2020, CLP-Downtown will be temporarily closed for construction and expansion projects.

Renovations are expected to take approximately one year, after which the branch will reopen with 68% more square footage, 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, partner client meetings and more.

While construction is underway, an express service “Pop Up” location will be open across the street at 623 Smithfield Street.


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