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CLP - East Liberty

East Liberty artist rendering

Contents   More Information
Introduction   CLP - East Liberty
Events & Community Meetings   Press Releases
Project Overview   Photos
Designs   In the News

Celebrate a New Beginning Celebrate a New Beginning at the Grand Opening of
CLP-East Liberty
Saturday, August 28!

Introduction

In 2005, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) celebrated 100 years of service to the East Liberty community. Located on South Whitfield Street, the Library's two-level building houses more than 80,000 titles, as well as a PC Center that offers customers free computer classes and open work time. More than 60 groups a month use the library's meeting rooms making CLP - East Liberty one of the busiest libraries in Pittsburgh.

Under CLP's Capital Campaign, Libraries for LIFE, the Library has made initial plans to renovate the existing East Liberty location. While designs are still in the development phase, project architect EDGEstudio has been commissioned to create an exciting space that will provide greater library resources for the community. Community input is needed as the project moves forward. All community members, business owners and community leaders are invited to participate in the renovation planning process.

To date, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has renovated or relocated six neighborhood libraries, and the first floor of the Main Library in Oakland has been renovated. The visibility of the completed renovations has brought new vitality, with all locations benefiting from increased visitor and circulation numbers.


 
 

Designs

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East Liberty Press Releases

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East Liberty in the News

  • Carnegie Library toasts newest chapter
    “Now, this is what we call a face-lift; the entire space looks as though 30 years were shaved off the shelves; a light, bright interior, 9-thousand-square-foot addition to the building, and 150,000 treasures that make up the lower level Heritage Collection.”
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review
    Sunday, August 29, 2010
  • Carnegie Library celebrates $5.6M rehab in East Liberty
    "Doubled in size with 9,000 more square feet of meeting rooms and 150,000 rare printed treasures housed in a special climate-controlled "Heritage Collection" chamber, the revamped two-story structure is designed to slash staffing, utility and maintenance costs while wooing more book borrowers, especially children."
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review
    Sunday, August 29, 2010
  • E. Liberty library to reopen Saturday
    The final piece of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's $55 million capital improvement effort falls into place Saturday when the East Liberty facility reopens after a 13-month makeover.
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Tuesday, August 24, 2010
  • Expanded Carnegie Library Branch Opens New Chapter for East Liberty
    "The renovated East Liberty branch of the Carnegie Library is reopening after 15 months with more space for local school kids to enjoy its reading programs - and a new spot for everyone to explore the library system's historical collection."
    POP City
    August 18, 2010
  • East Liberty Library to Reopen Late August
    "The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's East Liberty branch will reopen next month after more than a year of construction and renovation."
    WDUQ
    July 15, 2010
  • East Liberty branch of Carnegie Library to close for 15-month renovation
    "A plan by the Carnegie Library to join in the renaissance of East Liberty's business district will leave the neighborhood with fewer books for more than a year during a renovation and expansion project."
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review
    Thursday, June 11, 2009
  • Three area libraries turn a new page
    Both the East Liberty and Allegheny branches of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) are revitalizing their facilities.
    PopCity
    May 27, 2009
  • Fanfare: Quiet? Oh, Please! (scroll down)
    It isn't every Friday that you can enjoy sipping a Cosmo while standing in the company of Ernest Hemmingway, Edgar Allan Poe and Virginia Woolf, but 200-plus bookworms had an absolute blast socializing amongst the shelves during the Deconstruction Party at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, East Liberty.
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
    May 18, 2009
  • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh begins expansion of East Liberty branch
    October 4, 2006 Pop City Media
 

Photos of the Renovation Progress

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