Mt. Washington

Closed for Construction

Closed for Construction

  • Sun. Closed
  • Mon. Closed
  • Tues. Closed
  • Wed. Closed
  • Thurs. Closed
  • Fri. Closed
  • Sat. Closed


  • Partially ADA compliant
  • Will be fully compliant after 2018 renovation
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Bus Routes

40, 43

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

Parking Options

  • Free
  • Bike

CLP – Mt. Washington is located directly across from one of the scenic overlooks on Grandview Avenue. The Library opened in 1900 and was one of the first of the neighborhood-style libraries built by Andrew Carnegie.

Latest From the Library

PA One Book 2019

Mon., Apr. 1
For the past 14 years, Pennsylvania has celebrated the importance of early literacy development in young children through its One Book, Every Young Child initiative. The One Book program encourages families to bond through books and reading while engaging children in conversation and other activities around books.  It also highlights the importance of reading early and often to young children.

Throwback Thursday: Ready for Ready Player One

Thu., Jun. 22
If you haven't read Cline's best-selling novel, it takes place in the year 2044 when most of the world is in pretty bad shape (except for Columbus, Ohio—one of the signs that this is a fictional story). Literally everyone is plugged into a virtual reality utopia known as the OASIS. When OASIS creator James Donovan Halliday dies, it’s revealed that he left behind a series of puzzles leading to to a hidden Easter Egg. Whoever finds the Egg will win Halliday’s real-life fortune and control of the OASIS, like if Charlie and the Chocolate Factory took place inside The Matrix.

Staff Picks

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Girl Power!

Growing up and finding your way in the world can be hard and confusing for many girls.  It is important to know that you are not alone when it comes to what you are feeling.  Teen-aged readers can find guidance and inspiration with some recently published books that are available in the library's collection.  Parents might want to read and share these books with their…
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The Book of Books

The Book of Books by Jessica Allen is the companion book for the PBS series The Great American Read.  The book is packed with interesting facts about America's favorite books and authors. James Patterson writes 365 days a year. James Baldwin fell in love with books as a child when he would roam libraries rather than risk being abused at home by his step-father. When Toni Morrison's Beloved failed…