Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh logo.svg
Established February 6th, 1890
Location Pittsburgh
Branches 19
Size 5,230,200[1]
Access and use
Circulation 3,529,379[1]
Population served 2,600,000
Members 294,733[1]
Other information
Budget $26,879,454[1]

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Main Branch in the city's Oakland neighborhood
Location 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Area 9.5 acres (3.8 ha)
Governing body Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
NRHP Reference # 79002158[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 30, 1979[2]
Designated PHLF 1970[3]

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is the public library system in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Its main branch is located in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, and it has 19 branch locations throughout the city. Like hundreds of other Carnegie libraries, the construction of the main library, which opened in 1895, and several neighborhood branches, was funded by industrialist Andrew Carnegie.

The Pittsburgh Photographic Library is a photography repository held by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh of over 50,000 prints and negatives relating to history of Pittsburgh.


Interior view of the main branch in the Oakland neighborhood

Partnership with suburban branches[edit]

For decades the CLPgh has partnered with suburban area branches, in 2014 talks were started seeking innovative ways to combine some services.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh 2009 Annual Report". Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh 2009 Annual Report. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. 
  2. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  3. ^ "Internet Archive: Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation: PHLF Plaques & Registries". 2007-01-27. Archived from the original on 2007-01-27. Retrieved 2008-02-25. 
  4. ^

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Coordinates: 40°26′34″N 79°57′03″W / 40.442728°N 79.950787°W / 40.442728; -79.950787