Undergraduate students are permitted to check out up to 100 books at a time. The general loan period is 28 days with 3 renewals. To view your library account or renew an item, use My Library Account.
Additional lending information, such as loan exceptions and fines, can be found on the Length of Loans & Fines page.
Course reserves are materials that instructors place on hold at the library that are able to be checked our for a limited time period (often 2 hours at a time). To search and check out a course reserve item:
More information about accessing course reserve materials can be found at:
PITTCat+ is the gateway searching tool for all of the materials owned by the University Library system (ULS), including articles, books, e-books, journals, e-journals, e-audio and e-video, digital images, government documents, microfilm and movies.
A database is an online collection of articles that you can search by topic or keyword. Databases are great sources for articles because much of the material in ULS databases is the high quality, scholarly research information that most professors want. Most of our databases offer links to the full text of articles. To search a database: