The first library in Penn Hills was a Carnegie Facility located in the North Bessemer neighborhood, which was demolished in
the late 1950s. Sparked by a campaign by local clubs, the Penn Hills Municipality established a Library Board in 1963. In 1966,
the library rented a temperary facility and broke ground on a permanent home in September 1971.
In 1972, this library building was completed, dedicated and opened to the public and it served Penn Hills for over 30 years.
In the 1990s the library began exploring options for expanding and William E. Anderson of Penn Hills donated land for a new building
and a substantial monetary gift. The new library opened in 2007.