The Hill District branch of the Carnegie Library Of Pittsburgh has a strong collection of African American books for both adults and children. They also have books about starting a business and books about occupations, interviewing and resume writing which complement the JOBNET program.
In addition, the library has a good collection of cookbooks and books on health. Plus an excellent picture book collection.
Both the general and African American reference collections (non-fiction) are interfiled with adult and children's books. All other areas are separately defined.
There has been a Carnegie Library branch in the Hill District since 1889 and it has occupied its current building, formerly the Phoenix Hills Shopping Center, since 1982.
This branch opened in 2008 on the corner of Centre Avenue and Kirkpatrick Street. It is a handsome, contemporary environmentally-friendly building that includes a teen lounge, meeting area and reading room with café style seating. The branch also has a unique exhibition space dedicated to highlighting the work of local artists.
Monday & Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Free parking is available on the street and in the library's parking lot.