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Orientation to New Chinese Students - Oakland Campus

This guide is created to help newly arrived Chinese students to get familiar with the University Library System's (ULS) resources and services.

What to do if you cannot check out books

So, now you have your University of Pittsburgh computing account and your student ID card ready. You want to check out books from the libraries, but you are blocked by the system from doing so. You may wondering what the matter is. Do not worry. Most likely it is just because your mailing address is still your home address in China. To solve this issue, you may simply following the directions below to change your mailing address. You may also go to the library service desk and our friendly staff will be happy to help you resolve the issue.


Students' Directions to Change MAILING Address

  • Log in to
  • Click Student Center at right. A new window should pop-up
  • Click Self Service
  • From the Campus Personal Information menu, select Addresses
  • Click Edit to change your MAILING address
  • Select COUNTRY first, then fill out your address here at the United States

LibGuides and Instructional Tutorials @ ULS

Librarians and subject specialists have created many course guides and subject guides to help you get started in your class assignment, project, or in-depth research effort. The ULS video tutorials introduce and teach information seeking concepts or skills.