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Carnegie Free Library

299 South Pittsburgh Street


The Pennsylvania Collection is housed on the second floor of the library in the Zachariah Connell Room, named for the town's founder. The Collection consists of books, periodicals, and microfilm that are concentrated on Fayette County and southwestern Pennsylvania. These books cannot be checked out or removed from the Zacharaiah Connell Room. This room is currently being being run by the Connellsville Historical Society and is open to the public Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 am to 2pm. We are attempting to catalog, replace and repair damaged books. Books that are available for searching are listed in our Card Catalog. If a book is listed as No Copies then it is not available. Also Library edition is available for in library use only and is a gift of the Louis Simons Estate in memory of Devora Leah Simons.

Standard Fayette county histories, including Ellis, Jordan & Hadden, and Nelson are available as well as histories from surrounding counties. Connellsville city directories begin in 1926. Directories from 1904 - 1926 are available on microfilm.

The library has a small collection of family histories and genealogies. Printed material will be found in the Connell Room and some of the family tree/census information can be found on our computers. We are working to digitize these files for online computer access. WIFI access to the Internet is available for those wishing to track name and collect data on the web. We also have Heritage Quest which can be accessed in the library and from home with your library card.

The library is happy to accept donations, including family histories, published or unpublished materials, or anything that would complement our collection. 


Pamela Walters kloss

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
The people that work there put the work on other's they don't like being at there job i helped to clean the kids area up it was very messy I got pictures to prove how long it was very messy the kids could not go and do anything until I asked to help clean it up you can't talk to anyone not unless they have a attitude if they don't like there job give it to someone else


Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
I like going to the liabrary but there are obnoxious kids who are loud so i give the liabrary a 4 star.

Shirley Rosenberger

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017
Very unprofessional staff...very petty. Almost seemed like they did not want you there.

brian miner

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017
A great place to do a little research.

Thomas Schobert

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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