Braddock's library is the country's oldest Carnegie Library, one of the 2,500 libraries the industrialist funded between 1883 and 1929.
When Andrew Carnegie dedicated the Braddock Library in 1889, he intended it primarily for the benefit of his employees of his first major steel mill, the Edgar Thomson Works, and their families. The music hall, pool, and gymnasium were added in 1893.
In 1996 Braddock Library was recognized as a regional asset and began to obtain resources and funding as a public library. Now a member of Allegheny County Library Association and the eiNetwork, Braddock Library provides books, audio materials, video materials, magazines, and newspapers; computers with Internet access; and programs for people of all ages.
Monday through Thursday, 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Parking is available.