Main (Oakland)

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Accessibility

Fully ADA Compliant

Bus Routes

54C, 61A, 61B, 61C, 67A, 67C, 67E, 67F, 67J, 69, 71A, 71B, 71C, 71D, 75, 93

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

Parking Options

  • Meter
  • Garage
  • Bike
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Located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main serves as the primary, full-service resource for current and historic materials and information for Pittsburgh.

Learn more about our efforts to envision the role of CLP – Main in a fast-evolving city and region.

  • Public Computers
  • Free Wifi
  • Wireless Printing – small fee may apply (more info)
  • Copier – small fee may apply
  • Fax Machine and Scanner Station
  • Coffee Shop
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Courtyard or Outdoor Space
  • 3D Printer
  • Community Garden (seasonal)
  • Art Gallery (more info)
  • The Labs
  • Exterior Book Return (for after hours returns)
  • Guided Group Visits (by appointment)
  • Summer Meals for Youth: snacks 11 AM (children’s) and 2 PM (children’s and Teenspace) weekdays June 12 – August 17 (more info)

Events

Latest From the Library

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STEM: All Hands on Tech - Super Science Kits

Tue., May. 29
Science, Technology, Engineering, Math...those words make up the acronym for STEM. The words and acronym have been household terms for several years. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh does its part to make sure your kids build on what they know about STEM, and have fun, too!
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An American Marriage

Tue., May. 1
Tayari Jones’s new novel (and Oprah’s newest Book Club pick) An American Marriage is perhaps one of the most masterfully written and poignant novels of the year. It tells the story that is often ignored in literature - that of the devastation wrought in so many African-American households, families and communities as its young men are locked up at an alarming rate (according to the NAACP,…

Staff Picks

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Curtain Up!

Many Broadway performers have launched their musical theater careers in Pittsburgh, often at local universities. When school is in session, Music Department staff delight in assisting the many musical theater students who visit us. The Library’s musicals collection encompasses printed music, CDs (original Broadway cast and movie soundtrack versions), and DVDs, from the earliest Broadway shows to the most recent. Students visit the department for the…