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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For the most up-to-date information about weather-related closings, please check our social media.


Did you know...

Meet Miguel!

BCLA's social work intern, Miguel, is available to help with housing resources, resumes, and job applications. He is at our location at 526 Braddock Ave on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 9am-2pm.

...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?

Pens4Purpose Ticket Offer for the BCLA
March 5 | 7:00 pm

Support the Braddock Carnegie Library Association and enjoy special pricing when the Pittsburgh Penguins battle the Blue Jackets during Read Across America Week on Tuesday, March 5. During the game, this year’s U. S. Steel Reading Champions and program volunteers will be recognized, and the Steel Cup will be in attendance for the winning class!

Plus, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation will donate $10 for each ticket purchased through this special offer to the Braddock Carnegie Library Association as part of our Pens4Purpose ticket fundraising program!

Get tickets through this link 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 2022...


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