Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is building a better library
for its customers. As we embarked on our sixth Capital
Improvement project, our goal was to create a Library
that would serve as a reflection of the community and
would be uniquely accessible and welcoming for each
Look What We’ve Done!
If you didn’t know there was a library in Squirrel Hill, you
can’t miss us now! With community input we transformed
the Library into a prominent feature of Forbes Avenue,
complete with a 30-foot glass cube marking the main
entrance into the Library. Stenciled quotations individually
selected by librarians add detail to the entrance and
welcome you into the library.
Modern & Accessible!
ADA-improvements throughout the Library including
a glass elevator and ramped access make browsing
a hassle-free experience for each visitor.
The library has expanded floor space and added
to our modern look by replacing the underutilized
limestone terrace with a beautiful blue-green glass
full-length window bench. Sit, relax, and view
the heart of Squirrel Hill’s bustling business district.
Book Browsing Has Never Been So Fun!
Here at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Squirrel Hill, our
diverse collections are accessibly housed on one level. Our
creative architects did not stop with the outer building
layout. When you enter the Library, take a moment to look
around and you will see that many of our bookshelves are
on wheels. What’s more – there are no walls! These new
features have only added to the Library’s open, airy
atmosphere, and give the Library added flexibility.