Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Interior view of the main branch in the Oakland neighborhood
|Established||February 6, 1890|
|Access and use|
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|
|Added to NRHP||March 30, 1979|
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.
- Downtown and Business
- East Liberty
- Hill District
- Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (Bloomfield)
- Main (Oakland)
- Mt. Washington
- South Side
- Squirrel Hill
- West End
- Woods Run
Partnership with suburban branches
For decades the CLPgh has partnered with suburban area branches, in 2014 talks were started seeking innovative ways to combine some services.
Our Library, Our Future
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 4, 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.
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