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Pitt’s libraries offer more than books

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From knowledgeable research specialists to media production equipment, the University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS) has plenty to explore beyond its collection of 7 million print and electronic books, journals, databases and archival materials.

Students, faculty and staff can borrow supplies and equipment — including laptops, adapters, charging kits, graphic calculators, noise-isolating headphones and more — from libraries across Pitt’s campuses. Support media like projectors and conference call stations are also available from the Media Equipment Lending Program at Hillman Library.

The Hillman Equipment Collection is also home to audio and video production gear, so projects like recording a podcast or achieving the perfect lighting for a short film are within reach.

Use self-service printing and scanning stations around campus for quick projects. But if you need specialty devices like vinyl cutters, 3D printers and scanners, and laser cutters, head to Open Lab at Hillman Library. Anyone in the Pitt community can use the free makerspace and get support on their projects from University Center for Teaching and Learning and ULS staff.

You can save on online subscriptions to major U.S. publications when you access them through ULS. Read the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times and more at no cost.

There’s more to access online, too. Browse digital collections that range from Pitt yearbooks to Audubon’s Birds of America. Or explore more than 400 research guides created by Pitt librarians and faculty.

Want to learn more about what ULS has to offer? Need help with a project? Pitt’s librarians are here to help. Ask questions at your library’s service desk or schedule a research consultation with a ULS subject specialist.