Built with money provided by the famed industrialist, the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall is one of only four endowed libraries built by Andrew Carnegie in the United States.
The building is an imposing "Italianate" structure, situated prominently in a park-like setting of sweeping lawns and majestic old trees in the center of Carnegie. In addition to serving as a community library of 30,000 volumes serving 36,000 patrons a year, it houses a lecture hall, a gymnasium, a 780-seat music hall as well as various meeting rooms and offices.
The Captain Thomas Espy Post is the library's room dedicated to the U.S. Civil War. The room was originally a chapter of the Grand Army Of The Republic (GAR) was a social and service organization for veterans of the Civil War.
The Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Musical Hall serves the citizens of Carnegie and surrounding communities including Collier Township, Heidelberg, Oakdale, Pennsbury Village, Pittsburgh, Robinson Township, Rosslyn Farms, Scott Township, Thornburg, and elsewhere in Allegheny County.
Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
On-site parking is available.