The numerous displays of printed and A/V materials scattered throughout the Main Library are quick and effective ways of highlighting some of our 2,000,000+ holdings. While our shelves “house” our collections, the displays spotlight items that can update patrons on current events, broaden their knowledge about familiar topics, or offer serendipitous learning.
For staying abreast of the topical, or reading what the staff feels is exceptional, check out the respective displays of “New Books” and “Staff Picks” available on each floor. Or, browse the Library for presentations on more narrowly-focused themes. For example, a First-Floor Display which includes Almost Human: Making Robots Think and Flesh and Machines as well as speculation on the merging of humanity and machine is ideal for those with an interest in robotics, while another in the Children’s Department highlights observances of varying cultures such as Divali, All Souls Day, and Sukkot. Similarly, sampling of the four displays on the second floor range from information about the green revolution to songs of the people.
At any given time, there are 20-odd displays dispersed throughout the building and all serve as quasi annotations to significant holdings of the Main Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.