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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  • This is a lovely place, old and with a lot of character, all the seats are good, any you get will give you a great view! I love the building it is so unique, a jewel of that neighborhood. I hope they ...  more »
  • Carnegie Library - Main reminds me of the venerable library on Bryant Square in Manhattan, although of course Pittsburgh Schenley park is huge and forested, much more than just a square.  more »
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  • BEST library ever! BEST children department ever!! So pretty and sophisticated. My toddler asked to go every single week. The librarians are super nice and helpful. LOVE HERE! From the book section on the second floor, you can see the Brachiosaurus fossil through the window!
  • A great resource. Great areas for research and an excellent selection of books and other media.

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