Carnegie Library Of Pittsburgh (Downtown)

612 Smithfield Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 [ map ] [ website ]
Phone: 412-281-7141


The Carnegie Library Of Pittsburgh is the city's public library system. It was begun in 1895 by industrialist Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) as a reflection of his belief that the rich should use their wealth to benefit society.

The downtown branch of has, along with general interest books, specialized departments. One of these is the Business Department, offering a deep and diverse collection of resources for business people on all levels.

Another is a branch of the Foundation Center, which provides resources for on-profit organizations.

Hours of operation

Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


An underground parking garage is available nearby at Mellon Square. For information, call(412) 323-4455.

Bus routes that serve this area

  • 500 - Highland Park - Bellevue
  • 51A - Arlington Heights
  • 51B - Spencer Avenue
  • 51C - Carrick
  • 77A - Oakmont
  • 77B - Penn Hills
  • 77C - Shadyside
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