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.
This branch has been serving Brookline area residents, students and business people since 1930. The Brookline location is the second in the city-based public library system to have undergone massive renovations.
The upper level features comfortable chairs and couches where people are welcome to relax and enjoy selections from the library's 38,000 items including a BestSellers collection, new and featured items, popular magazines, books and popular music on CD, and DVDs. A dedicated Teen Section and 9 public PCs can also be found on this level.
Easily accessible by elevator, the lower level of the library is home to a Children's Department full of books for parents to read to their children or for young readers to tackle on their own. Youngsters may also use one of the 5 public PCs that are available and enjoy the colorful, oversized floor pillows and toy train set.
Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Metered, on-street parking is available.