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.


Did you know...

We have a popcorn machine!

As part of our Alternative Lending Collection, we have a popcorn machine that can be checked out with a library card. It's great for parties and other events!

You can read more about our Alternative Lending Collection here or explore the collection in the catalog.



A countertop popcorn machine with a red top.

...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

Squonk Sonic Science Insta(1)

What’s Happening?

Squonk's Sonic Science Workshop
April 27 | 1pm

Join Squonk for a fun and FREE workshop exploring the science of sound and the joy of music. "Squonk in the Libraries" leaders T-Funk and Lindsey will lead games and activities for all ages at the Braddock's Battlefield History Center.

As a group we will immerse ourselves in how rhythm and sound play a part in each of our lives with exciting music and movement games, and improvisation! The workshop will include rich, creative experimentation and expression exploring the world of sound, including waves, pitch, rhythm and musical language.

We include the fascinating bridge between our left and right brain: audio and visual, science and art, while enjoying music in its rich complexity and joy!


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...


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