Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

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  • Sat. Closed

Accessibility

  • Fully ADA Compliant
  • Accessible main entrance
  • Accessible street parking and ACCESS drop-off
  • Accessible restrooms
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Bus Routes

77, 54C, 54D, 71A, 71C, 82

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

Parking Options

  • Meter
  • Free
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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) is a network library of the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. The staff of LBPH can answer reference questions about anything from the weather to accessible technology. Staff is also available to discuss the latest bestsellers and favorite authors and to suggest new titles you may enjoy. Our print and electronic collections include large print books, audio described DVDs, audio books and magazines, physical Braille books and downloadable audio and Braille services through BARD.

Events

Latest From the Library

Bone Wars

Mon., Jun. 3
In April of this year an unusual item appeared for sale on Ebay:  the 15-foot, 68-million-year-old remains of a juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex, discovered in Wyoming, for the “buy it now” price of $2.95 million.  In the United States, unlike many other countries, fossil hunters who unearth skeletal remains on private land are entitled by law to keep (and sell) them.  Dinosaur trophies are much sought…

The Mistress of Spices: a Spice Fantasy

Fri., May. 31
The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni DB 87874 transports you immediately with a literary-sensory explosion of color, scent, and touch to an exotic land of spices. This exotic land is Oakland, California, where a powerful immortal named Tilo keeps shop in a nondescript Indian grocery--disguised as an old woman. Tilo takes special care of each customer: learning their hearts desire, their greatest fears,…

Staff Picks

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It Ended Badly: Not A Self-Help Break-Up Book

Jennifer Wright is simultaneously communicating the grave seriousness of heartbreak, while poking fun at the absurd lengths to which people have gone to cope with their despair.