Pittsburgh PA 15201
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- Fully ADA compliant
- Accessible main entrance
- Elevator to access all library floors
- One designated parking space on street
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91, 93, 54, 64, 88
All bus routes are subject to change. Please visit the Port Authority of Allegheny County for up-to-date schedules.
CLP – Lawrenceville was the first neighborhood library building financed by Andrew Carnegie. Built on the former site of the area’s first cemetery, its construction budget of $40,000 was exceeded by just $1,200 upon completion. Stop by and you can take a look at the tombstone that is suspected to have been unearthed during construction.
Recent updates to the building include modern conveniences such as air conditioning and a state-of-the-art auditorium space, which are complemented by original architectural elements such as the beautifully ornate metalwork on the stack endcaps.
We hope you will visit us soon at CLP – Lawrenceville!
CLP – Lawrenceville is a historic landmark, opened in 1898 at the forefront of library planning. It was the second American public library designed with a children’s room in mind and, historians believe, was the first designed with innovative radial open stacks, enabling the public to access the stacks themselves.