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Pittsburgh Libraries

The Hillman Library and the Frick Fine Arts Library hold a strong collection of texts, periodicals, reference works in, e.g., art history, political history, and the European literatures of the medieval and Renaissance periods. Other libraries in the area with particular strengths are the Carnegie Public Library (music) and the libraries of Carnegie-Mellon University (history of printing), Duquesne University (theology), and the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (Reformation history).

Newberry Library (Chicago)

Funds are available through the University of Pittsburgh’s membership in the Newberry Library Consortium for faculty and students to attend events at the Newberry and/or do research there.  The Newberry has excellent resources in the early history of the book, including manuscripts and incunabula as well as a first-rate collection of secondary materials in areas of interest to medieval and Renaissance scholars.  Pitt participates regularly in Newberry programs and has co-sponsored the History of the Book series.  We encourage faculty and graduate students to make the most of our Consortium membership. If you are interested in going to the Newberry, please contact Kellie Robertson, English Department( krobert@pitt.edu ) for information and see the Newberry website for reimbursement forms:



Graduate students are eligible for several research grants from the Newberry including the Annette Kade Fellowship in French or German Studies in the Middle Ages or Renaissance, and the Newberry Library-Ecole des Chartes Exchange Fellowship. For more information, see the Newberry fellowship home page:




Folger Institute (Washington, D.C.)

The Newberry Library Consortium has reciprocal privileges with the Folger Institute Consortium. Please see the Newberry website for further details:



Specialized Links:

  • A collection of links to sites on Dante can be found at http://www.lieberknecht.de/dante/welc_fr.html

  • An important link which puts researchers in touch with the German Center of Early Modern Studies is at http://www.hab.de

  • The British library has a digital library including Beowulf, the Magna Carta, the Lindisfarne Gospels, the Sforza Hours, the Leonardo de Vinci Notebook and the Tyndale New Testament. Its address is http://www.bl.uk/

  • Images of Medieval Art and Architecturecontains material on Medieval architecture. It is maintained by Dr. Alison Stones of the University of Pittsburgh, and its web address is http://www.pitt.edu/~medart/

  • Manuscripts of the Abbey Library of St. Gall, Switzerland
    (www.cesg.unifr.ch/en): free online access to high resolution digital images of 57,000 facsimile pages and 144 complete manuscripts (including the musical manuscripts). The database is accessible in English, German, French, and Italian.

  • Information on Medieval and Renaissance Music can be found at http://www.medieval.org/emfaq/

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