The mission of the C. C. Mellor Memorial Library is to educate, entertain and enrich residents of Edgewood, Braddock Hills, Forest Hills, Churchill and Wilkins as well as surrounding communities east of Pittsburgh.
The main library is located inside the beautiful, historic home of businessman Charles Chauncey Mellor (1836-1909) who owned a prominent music store in Downtown Pittsburgh that was a major retailer of Steinway pianos. A boyhood friend of Pittsburgh industrialist Andrew Carnegie, Mellor was involved in local groups promoting music, art and science and served as a trustee of the Carnegie Institute.
The library building was designed by noted Pittsburgh architect Edward B. Lee. It offers a warm, welcoming environment for reading and learning. Patrons enjoy a full range of services which include award winning children’s programs, computer classes and book clubs for adults, 19 public access computers, wi-fi accessibility and a collection of over 45,000 items which include books, movies and audio books.
In 2002, the C C Mellor Memorial Library opened a Forest Hills branch in a senior citizens center.
Monday 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 4:00 p.m.
Free, on-site parking is available.