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About the Library

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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP), founded in 1895, offers library services from 18 neighborhood library locations, the Main Library in Oakland and the Library for the Blind and Physically handicapped. CLP, a public trust and independent organization that receives no financial benefit from the Carnegie Museums, has been central to community life in all of Pittsburgh's neighborhoods.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Mission Statement

A contemporary and vibrant institution, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will be recognized as the region's best information resource. It will serve as an essential community anchor by promoting positive change and helping neighborhoods to flourish. By embracing the future while guarding tradition, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will be a preferred destination for knowledge, entertainment and social interaction.

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