Main (Oakland)

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  • Fully ADA compliant
  • Two accessible entrances
  • Elevator access to all Library floors
  • Designated parking in garage
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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.

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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.


Latest From the Library

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When History Repeats Itself

Thu., Apr. 2
While we're living through an epidemic that is unprecedented in our lifetimes, CLP has closed in the past in a similar situation. The library was closed for two weeks in 1918 during the influenza pandemic that swept the state in September and October of that year. The library’s 1918 annual report makes a note of this, but doesn’t provide a lot of other details. After…
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Top 5 Beginning Genealogy Questions

Sat., Mar. 28
Based on the questions we’re getting through our new chat reference system, a lot of you are working on your family history history right now. For the beginners out there, I thought I’d share the top five questions new genealogists ask the librarians in the Pennsylvania Department when they’re getting started. 1. Can I look at the file on my family?  This is absolutely the…

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There There

The author breaks through the stereotypes of Native Americans in fiction and introduces us to their world on their terms. Orange's voice is angry and loving and bleak, and the story is unforgettable.