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
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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
  • The Labs
  • Exterior Book Return (for after hours returns)
  • Guided Group Visits (by appointment)

Events

Latest From the Library

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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,…
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The Annual Spring Puppet Show presents Leaping Beauty!

Mon., Apr. 30
As May approaches, the librarians at CLP - Main Children’s are busy preparing for the Annual Spring Puppet Show.  Each year we choose an engaging story that provides entertainment for children of all ages, but will be best suited for toddlers through kindergartners.

Staff Picks

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Love is in the Air

What could be better than a charming love story? Pittsburgh Opera concludes its 2017-2018 season with their April production of Gaetano Donizetti’s bel canto comedy, The Elixir of Love. Love-sick Nemorino pines for Adina, a beautiful and wealthy woman who seems out of his league. She also appears more interested in Belcore, a handsome military officer. When traveling salesman Doctor Dulcamara arrives in town eager…
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To Die But Once

A great addition to the Maisie Dobbs series! In 1940, England is a country facing great uncertainty. On the cusp of World War II, many questions remain unanswered. Will there really be another war? What will this mean for the country? After a requirement is set for men ages 18 to 41 to sign up for military service, personal worries over loved ones dominate conversations.…