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Adult and Teen Collections

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - East Liberty maintains an excellent selection of non-fiction books for recreational and educational reading ranging from religion, politics, literature, to "how-to" and African-American history. CLP-East Liberty maintains a distinct display of travel and current consumer-health titles.

In addition, we continue to purchase many new fiction titles and are also continuously updating our American and world classics. East Liberty is home to the very popular "Best Seller" collection for which we purchase the latest titles in multiple volumes so that our customers are able to read copies of books that are "hot off the press." Our fiction holdings cater to most preferences, including mysteries, westerns, science fiction and fantasy, and large print books. We make a concerted effort to have the latest in current and popular African-American titles. For teen readers, we carry many popular young adult series and authors, and a new addition of graphic novels and comic books.

Finally, if you are looking for audio or visual entertainment, we have a number of selections that may be of interest. We have an outstanding collection of books on tape, both abridged and unabridged, and a growing assortment of books on CD. On VHS and DVD, we have many feature films, both current and classic, as well as documentaries and instructional videos. We also have many CD's for your listening pleasure.

Children's Collection (Second Floor)

The East Liberty Branch Children's Room has one of the largest collections of juvenile material in the city, numbering approximately 26,000 items.

Print materials constitute both fiction and non-fiction appropriate for children from birth to 12 years old. The fiction collection includes toddler books, picture books, readers, first chapter books, chapter books, graphic novels, a variety of magazines, as well as genre collections such as holiday books, folklore and fairy tales and mysteries.

Non-fiction includes reference books, general non-fiction books, and specialized areas for biography and parent teacher titles. The non-fiction is arranged using the Library of Congress Classification.

Non-print materials include songs, music, movies and the spoken word in the formats of audiocassettes, CD's, videocassettes, DVD's, and PlayAways which are small self-playing audiobooks.

Our computers provide internet access, allow one to search for books using the online catalog, have research databases, a Kids' Page, as well as Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher and Access.

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