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Course & Subject Guides

Library Orientation - Oakland Campus

An overview of the libraries at Pitt for new students.

Locations and Services

Beyond the Stacks

The library might have access to your course materials! Electronic copies of some textbooks and readings are available from Course Reserve at Pitt libraries. If your readings are available from Course Reserve, your instructor may note this on the syllabus. 

The University Library System's Digital Collections contain over 115,000 digital objects that you can search online. These items include unique images, maps, videos, audio, and manuscripts. Below are a few collections for you to explore. If you have questions about these materials, you are welcome to submit it using the Ask an Archivist form.

You can ask for help, anytime. In fact, it's encouraged!

Librarians are some of the many people on campus that are here to help you learn and support your coursework. They can help you explore information about your subject areas, find reliable sources for your papers, and connect you to resources that support your learning.

There are many ways to ask for help and you can contact librarians by specific discipline and research areas.

This video shows some of the librarians you may encounter at the libraries.

Free workshops are offered at the library to introduce you to new technology and research tools. You are welcome to register and attend these workshops. Below is the upcoming calendar of events.