Guide to Pittsburgh library locations

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Libraries offer more than just book collections. They are community centers with programming for visitors of all ages. Here is an overview of library locations throughout Pittsburgh.

Carnegie libraries

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh system has 19 libraries throughout the city, one of which is temporarily closed for construction. Known as CLP for short, the Carnegie library system is especially committed to the three tenets of educational attainment, economic development and cultural enrichment in all the communities where its libraries can be found.

Northland Public Library

This Pittsburgh library opened in 1968 and currently has 200,000 items available for residents to borrow including books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, newspapers and electronic versions of periodicals accessible on smartphones or tablets. The second largest library in Allegheny County, Northland Public Library serves more than 81,000 residents in the nearby area.

Whitehall Central Public Library

Serving the residents of the borough of Whitehall and the neighboring South Hall communities, Whitehall Public Library is a safe haven for all bookish residents. Whitehall Public Library opened its doors in 1963 and has been committed to helping local residents deepen their love of reading and creating programming to fortify literacy, such as the Books on Wheels program.

Mt. Lebanon Public Library

Located within the Mount Lebanon municipality, this public library has been a presence in the community for residents since 1932. A robust number of groups hold their meetings at the library. Spanning a variety of interests, they include language groups, book groups and a genealogy society. Want to stream movies but don't have a Netflix membership? You're in luck. All library card holders can stream more than 30,000 movies and television shows via Kanopy.

Wilkinsburg Public Library

As a library that has changed addresses through the years, the Wilkinsburg Public Library's current location is within the borough of Wilkinsburg. The library originally opened in 1899 as a branch of Braddock Library. Today, its focus is providing top-notch circulation and reference assistance to patrons of all ages.

Green Tree Public Library

Green Tree Public Library has served its local community since its inception in 1942. Some perks of this American Star Library, a Library Journal designation, include free Wi-Fi for all patrons, loaner Wi-Fi hot spots, a library laptop bar and a digital library on loan for streaming videos, movies and audio.

Dormont Public Library

The library's tagline is "Making our patrons feel like family," and it has created a legacy of doing just that since opening its doors in 1936. A computer lab and printing, scanning and faxing services are a few of the things patrons can expect at Dormont Public Library in addition to programming. There is an origami workshop, several story times for children, a book discussion group and even a tai chi class for seniors. 

Sharpsburg Community Library

Known for its modern aesthetic and bright yellow color, Sharpsburg Community Library has created a ripple of literacy in the Pittsburgh library community. The library is a branch of the Cooper-Siegel Community Library. Some services offered to patrons include computers and a library catalog with electronic loaning offerings.

Baldwin Borough Library

Self-dubbed as a site for enrichment and learning Baldwin Borough Library does its part in bringing both to the community. Wireless printing, technology classes and a plethora of programming for all ages are just some of the things available to library visitors.