Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main, Pittsburgh

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About Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Engaging our Community in Literacy and Learning

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh contributes to the educational attainment, economic development, and cultural enrichment of the region. Through critical services such as early learning programs for children, job search assistance and computer and Internet access, the Library fosters lifelong learning and is a renowned leader among the nation’s libraries. With more than 2 million visitors and 3.5 million items borrowed each year, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is the region’s most visited asset and one of the largest public libraries in Pennsylvania. Established in 1895 by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie as a public trust to be funded by the community, the Library derives approximately 90% of its annual operating budget from public or government sources, including the Allegheny County Regional Asset District (RAD), the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the City of Pittsburgh.
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  • What a gorgeous building! I was visiting Pittsburgh and decided to check out the two museums and the library which are all very close together. Terrific place to work or study.  more »
  • Knowledgeable staff, very helpful, reference material extremely easy to find and use. Computer access to data bases top notch.  more »
  • Such a great place. You could get lost here in a book... but there is so much more! An amazing place! And the librarians couldn’t be any more helpful.
  • Just a lovely place to spend any amount of time.

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