Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh welcomes patrons back at full capacity

CLP branch hours, services and seating will expand beginning July 19

Pittsburgh, PA  –   – 

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) has announced its plan to invite the public back at full capacity beginning July 19.

CLP Branch Policies and Services

As part of its reopening, CLP is revising its current COVID-19 health protocols including adding additional hours of service and increasing occupancy. There will be no restrictions on visitor frequency or computer use time. Laptop lending will resume, and personal device use will be permitted. In addition, furniture and toys will return to reading areas. While in-person programming and outreach remain on hold, virtual programming will continue. Meeting room spaces are not reservable or available for closed-door use at this time.

Alongside 100% occupancy, mask requirements are no longer in place. CLP will use signage to encourage unvaccinated visitors of all ages to wear masks in its spaces. Children ages 2 to 12 and non-vaccinated adults should continue to wear masks while visiting. Kid sized masks are available at all locations for those who visit without one.

Curbside and virtual services are still available for patrons who are more comfortable with contactless service.

Snag a Comfy Reading Spot at Your Favorite CLP Branch

Library guests are invited back to enjoy the restored seating and lounge areas. We’ve rounded up five of our favorite areas to read, play, learn and connect. (In no particular order…)

* Window seats overlooking Murray Avenue at CLP – Squirrel Hill

* In the stacks at CLP – Main (there are even windows overlooking Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Dinosaur Hall)

* Reading nook under the stairs at CLP – Beechview

* Teen Zone Studio HIVE at CLP – East Liberty

* CLP – Hill District’s August Wilson Room


CLP Branch Hours

CLP’s 19 branches will modify their hours to the following schedule beginning July 19.

CLP – Allegheny
1210 Federal Street, 15212

  • Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday-Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

CLP – Beechview
1910 Broadway Avenue, 15216

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

CLP – Brookline
708 Brookline Blvd., 15226

  • Monday, Thursday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

CLP – Carrick
1811 Brownsville Road, 15210

  • Monday, Thursday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

CLP – Downtown
612 Smithfield Street, 15222

  • Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Thursday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 


CLP – East Liberty
130 S. Whitfield Street, 15206

  • Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

CLP – Hazelwood
5006 Second Avenue, 15207

  • Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Thursday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

CLP – Hill District
2177 Centre Avenue, 15219

  • Monday, Thursday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

CLP – Homewood
7101 Hamilton Avenue, 15208

  • Monday, Thursday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

CLP – Knoxville
400 Brownsville Road, 15210

  • Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Thursday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

CLP – Lawrenceville
279 Fisk Street, 15201

  • Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Thursday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 


Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians (LAMP)
4724 Baum Blvd., 15213

  • Closed to the public for construction. Library staff are available to fill patron requests by phone and will continue to ship materials to patrons of the National Library Service Program via USPS. Please contact the library by phone (412-687-2440/800-242-0586) or email (info@mylamp.org) for more information.

 


CLP – Main (Oakland)

4400 Forbes Avenue, 15213

  • Sunday, Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Monday–Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • The Pennsylvania Department (local history & genealogy) at CLP – Main is currently not open for in-person visits. Two microfilm readers are available in the Reference Department, and visitors can request specific microfilmed newspapers or books to use during their visit. Books and other reference materials may also be requested for use on the second floor.

 


CLP – Mt. Washington
315 Grandview Avenue, 15211

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

CLP – Sheraden
720 Sherwood Avenue, 15204

  • Monday, Thursday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

CLP – South Side
2205 East Carson Street, 15203

  • Monday, Thursday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

CLP – Squirrel Hill
5801 Forbes Avenue, 15217

  • Sunday, Monday, Thursday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

CLP – West End
47 Wabash Avenue, 15220

  • Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Thursday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

CLP – Woods Run
1201 Woods Run Avenue, 15212

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Read Five! Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading is in full swing. As part of the Read Five! Summer Reading program, children, teens and adults are encouraged to read five books now through August 31. Need some reading suggestions? Complete this brief personalized recommendation form to be matched with your next great read. Don’t forget to log your books at carnegielibrary.org/summer.

 

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