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West End

47 Wabash Street
Pittsburgh PA 15220

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  • Fully ADA compliant
  • Entrance and all floors accessible by elevator
  • One designated parking space in lot
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Bus Routes

27, 29, 31

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

Parking Options
  • Meter
  • Free
  • Bike
About West End

CLP – West End is one of the original Carnegie Library buildings, opened in 1899. This neighborhood location is home to the very first children’s storytime in Pittsburgh libraries, and continues the tradition by offering a popular circulating collection of children’s materials, as well as regular children’s programming. CLP – West End also has a popular circulating collection of teen and adult materials, with the latest bestsellers in print and electronic media. In keeping with our historical roots, we have a small history collection including books, photos and other ephemera of materials directly related to the West End neighborhood and its history.

Along with our historical collection of materials, the Library houses dozens of handmade replicas of buildings in the West End neighborhood. Replicas include homes, business, churches and, of course, the Library — all of which are on permanent display inside CLP – West End. In addition to the unique building replicas, the panels of the storytime room cupboards are a display of local talent. Created by Theodore Hamiel, a former employee of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, the painted cupboards depict scenes from classic children’s literature and were left intact after the 2014 renovation of the Library.

Individuals and families continue to enjoy storytimes, books, creative learning programs, career support and more at this historical landmark!

The CLP – West End staff are looking forward to assisting you on your next visit to the Library.

CLP – West End is the second Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh location to open to the City of Pittsburgh. This Library recently received historic designation from the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation. The first children’s storytime in Pittsburgh and possibly the country was held at CLP – West End.

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