Main (Oakland)

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Accessibility

Fully ADA Compliant

Bus Routes

54C, 61A, 61B, 61C, 67A, 67C, 67E, 67F, 67J, 69, 71A, 71B, 71C, 71D, 75, 93

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

Parking Options

  • Meter
  • Garage
  • Bike
Interior of CLP - Main

Located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main serves as the primary, full-service resource for current and historic materials and information for Pittsburgh.

  • Public Computers
  • Free Wifi
  • Wireless Printing: First Floor | Second/Third Floors (small fee may apply)
  • Copier – small fee may apply
  • Fax Machine and Scanner Station
  • Coffee Shop
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Courtyard or Outdoor Space
  • 3D Printer
  • Community Garden (seasonal)
  • Art Gallery
  • The Labs
  • Exterior Book Return (for after hours returns)
  • Guided Group Visits (by appointment)
  • Summer Meals for Youth: weekdays June 13 – August 18 (more info)

Events

Latest From the Library

Summer Reading is Serious Business

Wed., Jul. 19
First of all, I'd like to go on the record as saying that there's absolutely nothing wrong with a good beach book. If you want curl up with the latest by John Grisham or Danielle Steel or Paula Hawkins, by all means go for it! Everyone should feel free to read what makes them happy. But tastes vary, and the things that make you happy may not be the things that make me happy. And the things that make me happy are kinda different. So if you'd like to try reading something different this summer, here are a few nonfiction books that are Serious Business.

All Hands on Tech: Super Science Kits

Mon., Jul. 17
When you hear or see the word STEM, what are you thinking? We’re betting that you’re thinking of the acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. We suppose you could also be thinking of a plant or flower. STEM has become a household word and we know it means good things for our kids. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh offers STEM programs that are…

Staff Picks

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The Etiquette Edge

The Etiquette Edge provides straightforward yet insightful guidance on modern business manners.
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Road Trip! (Without Leaving Your Back Porch)

Can’t get away this summer? Hearing the call of the wild west? Peter Heller’s latest novel will take you on an adventure to Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and other points along the way.