Press Releases

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Pirates and CitiParks distribute books to help children and teens beat the COVID-19 and Summer Slide

Children learn best when their learning is not interrupted – and this year, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a long interruption in formal learning! Summer Reading is a community experience. This summer, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is partnering with organizations across the city to put books into the hands of Pittsburgh kids and teens. Library staff quarantined (as required by the COVID-19 pandemic) and packed…

Hold On!

Looking for something new? Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is now fulfilling hold requests. Patrons are able to search for and request library materials through the Catalog and pick them up at a Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh curbside service location. Curbside service is now available Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm at the following locations: CLP – Allegheny | 412.237.1890 CLP – Beechview | 412.563.2900 CLP…

Next Phase News

Pick up holds, return all those books you've been keeping safe, submit a quick print job or take advantage of some outdoor Wi-Fi (while social distancing, of course). Contactless Curbside & Walk-up Services Curbside locations are open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm * Subject to change based on circumstances outside of our control. Locations Currently Offering Curbside & Walk-up Services: CLP –…

CLP’s Summer 2020 Reopening Plan

We’re Rolling Out the Next Phase of Contactless Curbside Service on Tuesday, July 14! Pick up existing holds, return all those books you've been keeping safe, submit a quick print job or take advantage of some outdoor Wi-Fi (while social distancing, of course). —————————————— Contactless Curbside & Walk-up Services Curbside locations are open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm. * Dates are subject to…

We’re Back … Almost!

Thank you for keeping our books and other library materials safe during the COVID-19 pandemic closure. We know how stressful the past few months have been and we are waiving all fines on library materials for the foreseeable future. When and where to return library materials continues to be one of the most asked questions around our reopening plan. Good news! On Monday, June 15,…

What’s happening in the “Green Phase” 

Drumroll please ….. our phased return to in-person service begins on Tuesday, June 23 with curbside service at five locations! Thank you for your patience and understanding while we worked through logistics to keep everyone safe and limit exposure to the COVID-19 virus. CLP staff are preparing for county-wide delivery of library materials, book returns and curbside service at select locations. We will refine our processes and procedures at these locations first so that we can comfortably…

Community Message from Mary Frances Cooper

Protests in Pittsburgh and across the nation seeking justice for the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have shown that our communities are hurting in unimaginable ways. We support all who are calling for immediate, collective action to end the systemic racism and inequity entrenched in our communities. We all have the power to engage in frank conversations about race; the power to fight injustices against any member of…

In-Person Programs, Outreach and Meeting Room Use Suspended Through August 31st

Community response to the Library’s remote services and virtual programs has been overwhelmingly positive. Although we do not have a target date for reopening our buildings to the community, we are working to slowly and safely increase in-person services. Opening up our system’s physical spaces will be slow, deliberate and will occur in stages in accordance with the Commonwealth’s guidelines in order to limit exposure…

Statement May 8, 2020

On Friday, May 8, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Allegheny County will officially move into the "yellow" phase of the Commonwealth's three step Process to Reopen Pennsylvania plan on May 15. While this news was much anticipated by the people of our community there is still much speculation on what this designation means for our region’s public libraries. We are all eager to resume…

We’re Moving Forward

We miss seeing your face in our spaces. We miss being part of your neighborhood. We miss being part of your family’s routine. We miss each and every one of you. The Library is faced with a very complex and unprecedented situation. We are all eager to resume our daily activities as soon as possible, but is is clear that COVID-19 and the impacts on…