We believe empowering creative minds is a catalyst for positive change.

The Braddock Carnegie Library Association is surrounded by a community of passionate and creative people. Discover how our library, through empowering creative minds, is a driving force in making positive changes happen.

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The Braddock Avenue/Kenmawr Avenue ramp onto the Rankin Bridge is closed through the end of the year. Please check your route for detours.

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The Braddock Avenue/Kenmawr Avenue ramp onto the Rankin Bridge is closed through the end of the year. Please check your route for detours.

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Did you know...

You can be a part of BCLA history!

With your gift of $500 to the Braddock Carnegie Library Association, a commemorative plaque dedicated to you or a loved one will be placed on one of the 478 new chairs that will be installed in our renovated music hall.

You can secure your part in the history of our beautiful music hall and building and help secure the future of the Braddock Carnegie Library Association.

To reserve a commemorative plaque, please fill out this form.

 

 

...and so much more!

Going beyond books, Braddock Carnegie Library Association provides a wealth of resources that help you create your own journey. Some of our popular services include:

Computers & Wifi

Printing & Faxing

Alternative Lending

STEAM Programs

What’s Happening?

Pirates vs Rays benefiting the BCLA
June 23 | 1:35pm

Enjoy an afternoon at PNC park and support the Braddock Carnegie Library Association at the same time! Using our special ticket link, your $35 ticket purchase comes loaded with a $10 food credit plus $5 from each ticket is donated to the BCLA!

Bring the whole family! The Pirates will face off against the Rays and kids 14 and under can take home a replica David Bednar City Connect Jersey. It's also a Family Fun Day at the park, so get to Federal Street early to enjoy the Family Fun Zone, presented by C&M Play Studio, with fun and activities for the whole family. And don't forget to stick around after the game for Kids Run the Bases, presented by Coen Markets!

Purchase tickets here.

We are now collecting a $50 refundable deposit on table and chairs reservations. The deposit is collected prior to check out and refunded after all items are returned undamaged and checked in by staff.
 
 

 

 

What’s Your Story?

Step into Braddock Carnegie Library and embark on a journey of discovery and self-expression. Beyond the rows of books are plenty of other resources waiting to be explored. From digital archives and multimedia collections to cutting-edge technologies and expert guidance, we offer a world of possibilities to fuel your imagination and broaden your horizons. Don't limit yourself to reading someone else's story; come and write your own.

BCLA IN 2023...

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Explore Our Library

We are excited that our library is undergoing an extensive construction project to bring you new and enhanced areas and features. Whether you're seeking a quiet corner to dive into a novel or a dynamic environment to connect with fellow learners, our expanded library will offer a diverse array of options to cater to your needs.

In the meantime, until construction is complete, we are operating out of three locations: our main library services are available at 526 Braddock Avenue in Braddock, our programs are held at the Braddock’s Battlefield History Center at 609 Sixth Street in North Braddock, and our satellite library services are located in the Human Services Center Mon Valley in Turtle Creek.

526 Braddock Avenue

We’ve packed a lot into this little location on Braddock Avenue! The majority of our collection–over 18,000 books for adults, youth and children and 3,000 DVDs are ready for you to check out. We offer free open Wi-Fi, four computers available for public use, and a private table for laptop use (bring your own or borrow one of our laptops). We also offer copying, printing, scanning, faxing, and laminating services!

 

Braddock’s Battlefield History Center

We needed more space for our programs, so we’re borrowing space at the Braddock’s Battlefield History Center. We have our Fab Lab equipment–3D printers, Laser Forge, sewing machines, and more–here for use in our programs for adults and children. Please see our calendar for what’s coming up soon!

 

Turtle Creek Satellite

Within the Human Services Center Mon Valley is our Turtle Creek Satellite Location! We offer an additional 1,500 books, including our Large Print and audiobook collection and 1,700 DVDs for circulation. We also have three computers for public use and offer public WiFi, printing, and copying. Unfortunately, we do not offer faxing services at this location.

 

Our Library Partners

Our Library Partners