Carnegie Library Of Pittsburgh (Lawrenceville)

PHONE: (412) 682-3668

This branch of the Carnegie Library serves residents and businesses of the city’s trendy Lawrenceville neighborhood, located east of Downtown along the Allegheny River.

Established in 1890 through a gift by industrialist Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), the Carnegie is Pittsburgh’s public library system with 19 branches scattered throughout the city. Lawrenceville was founded in 1814 and named after war hero James Lawrence (1781-1813) who was famous for first uttering the phrase “don’t give up the ship!”

Once a neighborhood of factories, mills and working class homes, today’s Lawrenceville is a popular area for artists and hip shops.

This branch is one of the most historic in the library system. Built in 1898, it is a handsome red brick structure with large windows and updated resources.

Monday through Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

On-street parking is available.


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    279 Fisk Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 United States