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
Collection
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]
Website

www.CarnegieLibrary.org

CarnegieLibraryPittsburghFrontEntrance.jpg
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.

Branches[edit]

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]

Our Library, Our Future[edit]

The Our Library, Our Future voter initiative was a campaign spearheaded by the library & community supporters to increase funding for the library by raising local property taxes. The voter initiative would raise the millage rate in the city of Pittsburgh by a quarter of a mill. On November 4th, 2011, city voters voted in favor of the referendum by a 72% majority. The increase in taxes gives the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh approximately an additional three million dollars a year.[5]

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