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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main

4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4007
+1 412-622-3114
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Fantastic resource for learning

We are full time RVers and visited Pittsburg on our travels eastward. The library is fantastic... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
bobi2013
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Beaufort, SC
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Filled with Wonder

This library fills the visitor with awe. From the marvelous elevation that frames the front steps... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
travelingBard23
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Houston, Texas
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4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4007
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are full time RVers and visited Pittsburg on our travels eastward. The library is fantastic with many new initiatives designed to provide opportunities for learning to all segments of the community. It has a huge children’s section, a resource room designed for teenagers, another...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

This library fills the visitor with awe. From the marvelous elevation that frames the front steps to the extensive stacks inside, the scope of available knowledge overwhelms. I always peruse the 821s, and there I found that the volumes on Shakespeare did not include half...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

This library is as beautiful from the the inside as it is from the outside. The architecture is simply stunning. One can easily spend the entire day here without even noticing. They have a causal reading section on the ground floor with a cozy coffee...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Andrew Carnegie's philanthropy set a standard that guides the ultra wealthy in America to this day. Growing up, my little town in rural Western Kansas had a Carnegie Library and it was an important contributor to my intellectual development and to my love of reading...More

Thank Charles S
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Staff were all friendly and helped me find what I needed. Teen room is inviting space and full of life. The reading room is well equipped, and chairs are comfy. There is an interior courtyard where I ate my lunch while reading. Bathroom was clean....More

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Reviewed 7 July 2017

I lived at the library as a child and young adult. It wasn't until I moved away from Pittsburgh that I appreciated what a jewel, what a treasure this library is! From the music collection with scores you can borrow, to the well-appointed children's room,...More

Thank JustHavingFun7
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Carnegie Library , named after its benefactor, is in Oakland. It is the main library of the city, next to the Carnegie Museum. There are many buildings in Oakland worth viewing for their architecture and their history.

Thank 1914MimiA
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

I want to thank Thomas and Suzanne for all of the help that they gave us in finding information about our ancestors. They are both a wealth of knowledge.

Thank travel4funRA
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The huge library I've ever seen. Lot of books but also of cds, really carefully cataloguated, lot of dvds too. And on the last floor many books about the story of Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania. Maybe you need to go many times to explore everything!

2  Thank Francesca L
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

If you love books, a visit to this library will be the best choice. This is some kind of book-heaven for me. You can also find movies from all over the world here.

1  Thank Hana K
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