Special Events

CLP – Downtown Reopening Celebration: Timed-Entry Tours

Computer rendering of the renovated exterior entrance for CLP-Downtown with the CLP 125 logo.

We cannot wait to show off the renovated and expanded CLP – Downtown!

Join us on Saturday, April 17 to tour our beautifully re-designed, digitally-forward, fully accessible destination library for the Pittsburgh region.

(Registration is required. Click the red “Select A Time” button to reserve your time slot.)

The reimagined first floor features an open, two-story foyer, a welcoming window seating area and ample space for collections, resources and technology. Accessible by elevator or the grand staircase, the second floor includes dynamic spaces for children, teens and adults as well as meeting rooms for large groups and co-working and quiet workspaces for smaller gatherings. The new Library also includes space for community partners supporting job, educational and career-related activities, as well as health and social services.

A limited number of timed tickets will be available for reservation in advance of this event. A maximum of 20 tickets per time slot will be available to accommodate social distancing during building walk-throughs. Registered guests are asked to arrive 5-10 minutes prior to their time slot to accommodate temperature screenings. Screenings will take place outside and may require a brief waiting period. Masks are required to attend this event and must be worn for the duration of screening and walk-throughs.

CLP – Downtown will be closed to in-person Library service during this event. Registered guests will not be able to check out or return books, utilize computers or seek assistance from Librarians while inside the building.

We look forward to welcoming you to CLP – Downtown during this special event!

We are grateful to our generous funders who made this renovation and expansion possible.


CLP – Downtown

CLP – Downtown

612 Smithfield Street Pittsburgh 15222

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