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


Childhood Favorites

Mon., Sep. 26
Working in the Children’s Department, I am often reminded of books that I have long forgotten. Whether it’s a patron asking for a specific location of a book or a child in need of recommendations, some of my all-time favorites have begun to resurface right before my eyes.

Love Your Library: 5 Favorite Film Librarians

Mon., Sep. 19
This month I'm taking a break from watching heaps of sad movies to focus on something a little happier — namely libraries and my favorite movie librarians. As noted earlier on this fine blog, September is officially Love Your Library Month in Allegheny County. Donations given during this month will be eligible for a match from the Jack Buncher Foundation. The generous match of $125,000 will be split among all libraries in the Allegheny County Library Association.

Staff Picks

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Fakin' it

Hoping to escape her mounting college loan debt, a young woman contemplates faking her death and ends up writing a fascinating book about how and why (or why not) to do it.