Message to the Community

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Extends Closure of Public Buildings

Pittsburgh, PA  –   – 

While our heart is in public service, right now our priority must be public safety. In light of Governor Tom Wolf’s stay-at-home order, in conjunction with the recommendations of the County Executive, the PA Department of Education and the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, we regret that all Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh facilities must remain closed and all in-person services suspended until further notice.

If you are in possession of library materials, please hold onto them for us until we can safely reopen. We want you to enjoy your items without worrying about fines and fees.

The Library has always been here to help our community through difficult times. Our facilities may be closed, but we continue to share resources through streaming and download services. Our storytimes, book clubs and reading challenges may now look a little different as we practice social distancing, but we are here to help you find educational and creative outlets to get you through this crisis.

Pittsburghers are never ones to shy away from a challenge. Now is your chance to catch up on your reading and show your community spirit. If you haven’t signed up for our Stay In and Read reading challenge now is your opportunity. So far 1,537 of your neighbors have already joined us, logging 841 books/eBooks the first day it opened. You make us proud!

As our days at home continue we plan on bringing you more virtual content. Stay tuned!

Remember, we are all in this together.

We are still here to assist you with library card registration, downloadable resources and general questions. While we are closed, a small group of managers are monitoring our library information line at 412-622-3114 and email address A virtual chat option is also available from 10 am – 5 pm daily on the Library’s website.

We’re looking forward to the next time we’ll be able to see you in person!


About Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - To Engage our Community in Literacy and Learning

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is supporting individual achievement and strengthening the power of community. Through the community’s investment, the Library is enhancing the lives of people in the greater Pittsburgh region with dynamic and diverse resources such as creative learning programs for children and teens, job and career assistance for our community's workforce, and free computer and Internet access for all. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh builds community, enables learning, provides access and values people.


Suzanne Thinnes Manager, Communications

Suzanne Thinnes