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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Program Standards

All Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh libraries will be:

  • Fully accessible for all persons
  • Meet sustainable design guidelines
  • Provide excellent lighting including natural light
  • Connect to the residents and neighborhoods using design and programs
  • Provide the best and up to date 21st century spaces
  • Allow for flexibility for the future

Spaces to be planned for:

  • Children’s Area
  • Teen Area
  • Adult Space
  • Public computers
  • Toilet Rooms for customers and families
  • Customer service desk area
  • Staff spaces for working, storage, and eating lunch

The community will help decide about:

  • Meeting room spaces
  • Study Seating
  • Comfortable Seating
  • Self check out machines
  • Photocopier
  • Community bulletin board and information area
  • Exhibition and display space