Hillman Library

Hillman Library

Hillman Library, the central library on the Pittsburgh campus, is undergoing a five-year, top-to-bottom renovation. The reinvented Hillman Library will be a light-filled facility showcasing unique collections, advancing academic study, and fostering collaborative exchange.

Professor and student in library

University Library System

The University Library System (ULS) stands at the center of intellectual life at the University of Pittsburgh, fostering connections and knowledge creation and dissemination that help faculty, students, and researchers from around the world to excel in research, scholarship, and creative expression. It supports and enhances faculty and student productivity through its extensive collections, innovative Open Access publishing, and user-centered focus.

A member of the Association of Research Libraries, ULS contains more than 4.4 million volumes, 37,000 subscriptions, and 4 million pieces of microforms. It consists of 16 libraries and employs 78 faculty librarians and 136 staff members.

Health Sciences Library System

Health Sciences Library System

The Health Sciences Library System offers a wide array of information services, educational opportunities, and resources to faculty, students, and researchers in Pitt’s schools of the health sciences (dental medicine, health and rehabilitation sciences, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and public health).

Students studying in Barco Law Library

Barco Law Library

The Barco Law Library primarily serves the students and faculty of Pitt’s School of Law, but its resources are available to anyone doing legal research. As a Federal Depository Library, the Barco Law Library collects, organizes, maintains, preserves, and helps users to access federal government documents.

Gold medal in Hillman Library

At Hillman Library

Hillman Library periodically hosts free public displays of treasures from the University’s collections.

Among the permanent items on display at Hillman are the Audubon Exhibit Case, featuring original prints from John James Audubon's The Birds of America (Pitt owns one of only 120 compete sets of Birds of America known to exist; it's considered to be the single most valuable set of volumes in the ULS collections), and an interactive display featuring the Gold Medal won by Pitt alumnus and track star John Woodruff at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.

The Cup & Chaucer Café on Hillman's ground floor serves coffee and espresso drinks, pastries, and sandwiches, and stocks popular reading and bestsellers for visitors to borrow.