If you’re ready to cozy up with a book (in air conditioning) the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is ready to welcome you back inside.

After a year of pandemic restrictions, this week all 19 branches of the library are returning to full capacity with new hours.

In a press release, the library says it is revising its Covid health protocols, eliminating occupancy restrictions and mask mandates. Laptop lending is resuming and furniture and toys are returning to reading areas.

Unvaccinated visitors are still encouraged to wear masks. And curbside and virtual services are still available for patrons wanting contactless service. In-person programming has not resumed and meeting room spaces are not available.

If you’re looking for a special spot, the library compiled a list of five favorite areas “to read, play, learn and connect:”

  • Window seats overlooking Murray Avenue at the Squirrel Hill branch
  • The stacks at the main branch in Oakland. (There are even windows overlooking Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Dinosaur Hall)
  • Reading nook under the stairs at the Beechview branch
  • Teen Zone Studio HIVE in East Liberty
  • The August Wilson Room in the Hill District

Here are the new hours at each branch:

Allegheny, 1210 Federal St.

Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday-Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Beechview, 1910 Broadway Ave.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Brookline, 708 Brookline Blvd.

Monday, Thursday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Carrick, 1811 Brownsville Road

Monday, Thursday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Downtown, 612 Smithfield St.

Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

East Liberty, 130 S. Whitfield St.

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Hazelwood, 5006 Second Ave

Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Hill District, 2177 Centre Ave.

Monday, Thursday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Homewood, 7101 Hamilton Ave.

Monday, Thursday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Knoxville, 400 Brownsville Road

Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Lawrenceville, 279 Fisk St.

Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Main/Oakland, 4400 Forbes Ave.

Sunday, Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Mt. Washington, 315 Grandview Ave.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Sheraden, 720 Sherwood Ave.

Monday, Thursday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

South Side, 2205 East Carson St.

Monday, Thursday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Squirrel Hill, 5801 Forbes Ave.

Sunday, Monday, Thursday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

West End, 47 Wabash Ave.

Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Woods Run, 1201 Woods Run Ave.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians, 4724 Baum Blvd.

Closed to the public for construction. Please contact the library by phone (412-687-2440 or 800-242-0586) or email (info@mylamp.org) for more information.