Main (Oakland)


Open Today

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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 (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)


Latest From the Library


Tournament of Sadness: Round 3

Thu., Oct. 20
This is the third in a series of posts I will be writing to determine the most depressing movie we have in the library’s film collection. I will be watching 16 devastating movies in the coming months — feel free to join in the “fun” and share your feedback! Round 3 tackles depressing movies about addiction: Leaving Las Vegas and Requiem for a Dream.

Run for Your Library

Fri., Oct. 14
Sure, the Pittsburgh Marathon is still six months away (and there's still The Season of Pumpkin Spice Everything, the upcoming holidays, and the doldrums of a 'Burgh winter to get through), but we're already forming our team of participants who have committed to run and raise money for the Library.

Staff Picks

Rebekah Staff Image

An Opera with Shock Factor

Pittsburgh Opera continues its season with this 20th century masterpiece that has survived the test of time. Even so, the shock factor still remains.