All Carnegie buildings have the names s of poets, writers, scientists, artists and composers scribed in a surround of the structure. This is the library building.
This is a well-used library, by students of the colleges and universities as well as people of the city.
As one of the librarians pointed out, Andrew Carnegie built the buildings but left no endowment for their maintenance. He was a canny Scotsman. At least one of the Carnegie Mellon University buildings was constructed next to the train tracks so that it could be turned into a factory if the university idea did not work out. Here in Seattle, at least two of the branch libraries I use -- University and Green Lake -- are also original Carnegie libraries.