Our OverDrive collection offers popular e-books and downloadable audiobooks. Browse the collection at http://pitt.lib.overdrive.com. We're adding to it all the time, so check back frequently to see our new titles!
Access to full-text library resources from off-campus is easy!
Search as you normally do, click on the link to full-text, log in with your Pitt email login and password, and you're good to go for your entire searching session! Access will work best if you stay in the same browser.
Our collection has evolved to include a large selection of ebooks to complement our large volume of print holdings (5.5 million and counting), our goal has not changed -- we still wish to support your research needs through a carefully tailored and comprehensive library collection.
So whether you are trying to dig up information about an obscure topic, or you want a thriller to take with you on the flight to your next conference, the information on this page should help you navigate the ULS book collection.
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.
Enter your search terms and click on the Search Library button. PITTCat+ will offer correct spellings, and search for variations of our search terms.
The Result List will include articles, books, e-materials, and images. Click on the title of an item for more detailed information about the item, such as an abstract or the shelf location for a book. If full-text content is available, you can get the full-text by clicking on the item title or the "full text online" link.
You can Refine Your Results by using the options on the left. Narrow your results to items in the catalog, a specific campus, format, publication date, limiting to scholarly information, and more.
If Full-Text Content is available, you can get the full-text by clicking on the item title or the "full text online" link.
If we do not have a particular book, article or other resource in our collection, you can borrow it from another campus or local, national or worldwide library through our free interlibrary loan services.