Welcome to the Glenshaw Public Library!

The Glenshaw Public Library has stood as a treasure for the town of Glenshaw for over 115 years. Since its founding in 1895, the library has served the community throughout the century. The Glenshaw Public Library on Butler Plank is still a symbol of the old fashioned style of the late 19th and early 20th century. The Victorian-era building, known locally as the “White Elephant” is a capsule of antiquity in an ever changing community. The Glenshaw Public Library still welcomes anyone to come in, find a book, meander about, and be surrounded in history.

The library, with old historical books and the newest novels, stands as a testament to a time gone by. The Glenshaw Public Library is nestled comfortably in an old area of Glenshaw. Adjacent to the historic Glenshaw Presbyterian Church, the library is open to new members. Stepping into the library is stepping back in time; there is no internet and no computers. The library uses paper library cards and has shelves of interesting local history. With original wood floors, built in bookcases, historical photographs and books, and antique wedding dresses from the past century, the Glenshaw Public Library is a building full of history. In a community of turn-of-the-century homes and a vast, historical past, the library stands to welcome visitors from all over to enjoy books and most importantly, history.

The Glenshaw Public Library offers free library cards. Please visit us at 1504 Butler Plank Road, Glenshaw, Pennsylvania 15116 to receive a library card or to check out books.

The library may be open additional days based on volunteer availability. Please call the library to check for additional hours. Phone: 412-487-2121 Email: glenshawlibrary@gmail.com

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Monday: 6 – 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 5 – 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Noon – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.