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Bus Routes


All bus routes are subject to change. Please visit the Port Authority of Allegheny County for up-to-date schedules.

Parking Options

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Andrew Carnegie once referred to Allegheny City (now Pittsburgh’s North Side) as his “first love.” Today, CLP – Allegheny is home to a special collection of rare materials dedicated to the history of Allegheny City and the North Side.

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  • Wireless Printing – small fee may apply (more info)
  • Copier – small fee may apply
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  • The Labs
  • Exterior Book Return (for after hours returns)
  • Summer Meals for Youth: weekdays June 13 – August 18 (more info)


Latest From the Library

Summer Reading is Here!

Mon., Jun. 5
School ends, summer vacation begins and suddenly kids are free to play, be outside, go to the pool or do fun things. Here at the library our favorite season is just beginning. That means we are gearing up for Extravaganza and the start of Summer Reading.

The Importance of Play

Wed., Mar. 8
Play supports literacy and learning; it is the conduit through which children develop both the ability and readiness to learn.

Staff Picks

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New Nonfiction Books for a Great Summer Read

Many children love to read fiction or books created out of the imagination of an author.  However, nonfiction or informational books have an important role in developing proficient readers.  Often nonfiction books will help children develop a richer and larger vocabulary, help children read for information and generate a wonderment of topics often missed in fictional reading material. One of the great things about reading…