Historic Libraries of Pittsburgh and the Immediate Area
Andrew Carnegie made his fortune here in Pittsburgh as a steel tycoon. Then he gave almost 90% of it away ($350 million) as a philanthropist, most notably in the form of funding over 1,600 library buildings across America. Some of his earliest and grandest libraries are in Pittsburgh and its immediate vicinity.

1889: Braddock Carnegie Library

1890: Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny

1895: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (Main Library)

1898: Lawrenceville branch, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

1898: Carnegie Library of Homestead

1899: West End branch, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

1899: Wylie Avenue branch, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

1900: Mt. Washington branch, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

1900: Hazelwood branch, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

1900: Oakmont Carnegie Library

1901: Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall in Carnegie, PA

1902: Carnegie Library of McKeesport

1904: Carnegie Free Library of Duquesne

1905: East Liberty branch, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

1909: South Side branch, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

1910: Homewood branch, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

1918: Mellor Memorial Library

1918: Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale

These last two libraries were in the late phase of the Carnegie library grant era. Andrew Carnegie died in 1919.