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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main (Oakland)

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main (Oakland)



Located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main serves as the primary, full-service resource for current and historic materials and information for Pittsburgh.

Learn more about our efforts to envision the role of CLP – Main in a fast-evolving city and region.

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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main (Oakland)

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main (Oakland), 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA


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Accessibility Information


  • Fully ADA compliant
  • Two accessible entrances
  • Elevator access to all Library floors
  • Designated parking in garage


Main Library

CLP – Main has two accessible entrances. The first is via a lift underneath the library’s main entrance facing Schenley Plaza. The lift is accessible via a set of sidewalk switchbacks to the right of the front steps. There is a switch assisted door that leads to the lift.

The other way to enter the Main Library is from the library/museum parking lot opposite Craig St. There is designated accessible parking both above ground and in the garage. From the garage, take the elevators to the 6th floor and exit to the left. Access to the library is through the Portal Entrance. Once you pass through the glass doors take the left side ramp and make the first right turn into the hallway with the photographs on the wall. Follow the signs for the Library Elevator.

Restrooms are fully accessible.

 Bus Routes

54C, 61A, 61B, 61C, 67A, 67C, 67E, 67F, 67J, 69, 71A, 71B, 71C, 71D, 75, 93

All bus routes are subject to change. Please visit the Port Authority of Allegheny County for up-to-date schedules.


Users requiring further information or assistance can reach the library at 412.622.3114