Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Interior of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.jpg
Interior view of the main branch in the Oakland neighborhood
Established February 6, 1890
Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Size 5,230,200[1]
Access and use
Circulation 3,529,379[1]
Population served 2,600,000
Members 294,733[1]
Other information
Budget $26,879,454[1]
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Main Branch in the city's Oakland neighborhood
Location 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Area 9.5 acres (3.8 ha)
NRHP Reference # 79002158[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 30, 1979[2]
Designated PHLF 1970[3]

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is the public library system in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Its main branch is located in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, and it has 19 branch locations throughout the city. Like hundreds of other Carnegie libraries, the construction of the main library, which opened in 1895, and several neighborhood branches, was funded by industrialist Andrew Carnegie.

The Pittsburgh Photographic Library is a photography repository held by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh of over 50,000 prints and negatives relating to history of Pittsburgh.


Partnership with suburban branches

For decades the CLPgh has partnered with suburban area branches, in 2014 talks were started seeking innovative ways to combine some services.[4]

Our Library, Our Future

The Our Library, Our Future voter initiative was a campaign spearheaded by the library & community supporters to increase funding for the library by raising local property taxes. The voter initiative would raise the millage rate in the city of Pittsburgh by a quarter of a mill. On November 4, 2011, city voters voted in favor of the referendum by a 72% majority. The increase in taxes gives the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh approximately an additional three million dollars a year.[5]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh 2009 Annual Report". Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh 2009 Annual Report. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Internet Archive: Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation: PHLF Plaques & Registries". 2007-01-27. Archived from the original on 2007-01-27. Retrieved 2008-02-25.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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