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.
East Liberty has been home to a Carnegie Library since 1905. The first East Liberty library opened on October 10, 1905 at Station St. and Larimer Ave., adjacent to St. Joseph's Convent and one block north of East Liberty Station. East Liberty was the eighth of ten libraries planned in the city for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. In 1968 the library moved into its current location on Whitfield St (aka Ralph Munn Mall), across from the East Liberty Presbyterian Church.
The library continues to be an important presence in a community making progress in restoring its commercial and residential stability. The library maintains collections on two floors, has a 12 PC computer lab, and 18 more computers in different public areas of the library.
Monday through Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Metered on-street parking is available.