University of Pittsburgh Library System

It provides a large array of innovative, world-class services.

The ULS stands at the center of intellectual life at Pitt, fostering connections and knowledge creation and dissemination that help faculty, students, and researchers from around the world to excel in research, scholarship, and creative expression. Pitt's University Library System is the 22nd-largest academic research library in all of North America and the 16th-largest among the prestigious publi

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02/27/2024

is here! Help the University Library System (ULS) unlock challenge funds and make it to the top of the leaderboards—Participate and follow our progress: https://buff.ly/3wnuzbU

02/26/2024

The eighth annual kicks off tomorrow! It’s going to be a fun day of
challenges and competitions, so check in with us for details first thing in the
morning: pittdayofgiving.com

02/20/2024

There is just one week until the eighth annual on Feb. 27! Give
Today. Transform Tomorrow: pittdayofgiving.com

Timeline photos 02/13/2024

The eighth annual is just two weeks away! Mark your calendar
for Tuesday, Feb. 27, and get ready for a day of challenges, fun, and generosity:
https://buff.ly/3uz8BzB

Timeline photos 01/08/2024

New term, new skills. Make your resume stand out. Learn coding, working with data, and more with one of our workshops. https://buff.ly/46RafMw

01/08/2024

In just 50 days, you can make a difference during PittDayofGiving! Help us transform tomorrow on Feb. 27:

Photos from University of Pittsburgh Library System's post 01/03/2024

Library Research Informs the Creation of Student's Hand-Made Ballgown on Display in Hillman
https://buff.ly/47klTjm

Timeline photos 12/14/2023

Hillman is open continuously until finals are OVER (or Saturday at 6pm, whichever comes first)! See post-finals and holiday break hours here: https://buff.ly/3t5E4va

12/12/2023

Good luck on finals. You got this!

10/25/2023

It is a 🍂season🍂 for events! Help kick-off this year's Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concerts with a FREE program at the University of Pittsburgh Library System's Archives & Special Collections! You'll hear directly from renowned jazz photographer Jeffrey Kliman and see a display of materials from his archival collection at 5:30pm, October 31st in Hillman Library Room 340. We hope to see you there! 📷🎼

For a full schedule of events, visit https://www.jazz.pitt.edu/jazz-seminar-and-concert/full-event-schedule
University of Pittsburgh Jazz Studies

10/23/2023

It's back! Join the University of Pittsburgh Library System for Audubon Day, Friday November 10th at Hillman Library! This event is free and open to the public. 🦆🦅🦉

For more information visit pi.tt/AudubonDay23

09/11/2023

Wednesday's August Wilson Around the World event is at capacity, but you can still sign up to receive a recording of the panel. Head to pi.tt/AWAW and fill out the form today!

While most of ’s plays were set in Pittsburgh, they reach far beyond the three rivers. Join us for a discussion on Wilson’s impact on a local, national, and international level.

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There has been a recent uptick in attempts to remove or ban certain books from schools, public libraries, and other educational spaces. According to PEN America, 4 in 10 books banned in 2022 contained LGBTQIA+ themes and representation.

The University Library System and Pitt Q***r Professionals will host virtual discussions of popular LGTBQIA+ books that have been challenged or banned. We will also host a panel discussion on April 5th! This is a safe space where all are welcome. We will have free books available for the first 10 registrants!

https://pitt.libcal.com/calendar/today?t=d&q=LGBTQIA&cid=2274&cal=2274&inc=0

03/14/2023

SATURDAY MARCH 25 - Join us in celebrating Charles & Frankie Pace and hear some of their music performed for the first time in almost seventy years! Get your FREE ticket at charlesandfrankiepacetribute.eventbrite.com

Theater Embraces the Archive 02/24/2023

The "Theater Embraces the Archive" video is now available on-demand! Eight theater professionals – Broadway and regional, directors and actors and others – enthuse over how the Archive can enhance artists and productions to come.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f1QNeDiy0U

Archives & Special Collections at Pitt August Wilson House

Theater Embraces the Archive Eight theater professionals – Broadway and regional, directors and actors and others – enthuse over how the Archive can enhance artists and productions to come.

02/22/2023

What a day! Thank you to everyone who supported the community during . Together, we created something extraordinary! It's not too late to add your piece to the puzzle. You can contribute at pi.tt/uls-pdog all the way up until midnight!

02/22/2023

Just a few hours left to make an impact during ! This year, we are highlighting a few of the funds that make it all possible: the General Library Fund, the August Wilson Archive, the Hillman Library Reinvention, the Archival Scholar Research Awards, and the ULS Archives Gift Fund. Learn more about and add your piece to the puzzle at pi.tt/uls-pdog

Pitt Day of Giving 02/21/2023

POWER HOUR starts now! By making a gift at pi.tt/uls-pdog in support of the ULS between 2 and 3 p.m. ET today, you can help us win special Power Hour challenge funds. And each gift is one step closer to our goal of 120 donors, which unlocks an additional $10,000, thanks to the generosity of our Board of Visitors. Like the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, our community is stronger when we work together.

Pitt Day of Giving Building on our strengths of providing top-notch research collections and state-of-the-art learning spaces and programs, the library is a place where important conversations happen, curiosity and experimentation are encouraged, collaboration is key, and diversity and inclusion are fundamental. Our e...

02/21/2023

Join the ULS Board of Visitors Challenge, and help us reach 120 donors before midnight! Don't wait, give now at pi.tt/uls-pdog

Building on our strengths of providing top-notch research collections and state-of-the-art learning spaces and programs, the library is a place where important conversations happen, curiosity and experimentation are encouraged, collaboration is key, and diversity and inclusion are fundamental. Our expertise, spaces, programs, and collections combine to help the Pitt community succeed on campus and around the world.

This year, thanks to our ULS Board of Visitors Challenge, we are setting our sights higher than ever! When you contribute during and we reach 120 donors, the Board of Visitors will unlock $10,000 more for the ULS. Where will you make an impact?

02/21/2023

It is time to add your piece to the puzzle! We have just 24 hours to reach 120 donors and unlock $10,000 from the ULS Board of Visitors Challenge. Head to pi.tt/uls-pdog and give today to transform tomorrow!

02/20/2023

🧩 starts tonight at midnight, but early giving is already underway at pi.tt/uls-pdog 🧩

This year, thanks to our ULS Board of Visitors Challenge, we are setting our sights higher than ever! When you contribute during PDoG and we reach 120 donors, the Board of Visitors will unlock $10,000 more for the ULS. Will you help complete our puzzle?

Photos from University of Pittsburgh Library System's post 02/17/2023

Celebrate the opening of the Archive at the University of Pittsburgh Library System! Starting 2/24, this weeklong series of programs will feature archival material
displays, musical performances, engaging activities, & more. Register now at pi.tt/AWCelebration

August Wilson House Archives & Special Collections at Pitt Center for Creativity at Pitt August Wilson African American Cultural Center Arts In HD

02/14/2023

Join us on March 7 at 6 p.m. in the
Reading Room to celebrate the digital publication of The Pittsburgh Novel: Western Pennsylvania in Fiction and Drama, 1792–2022 by Peter Oresick and Jake Oresick. Register at pitt.libcal.com/event/10325058

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Pitt’s University Library System is the 25th-largest academic library system in North America. Under the administration of the Hillman University Librarian and director, it includes eleven libraries and holds more than 7.1 million volumes, specialized collections, and major foreign-language materials from around the world. It provides a large array of innovative, world-class services. The ULS is made up of libraries located on the Pittsburgh campus, a Library Resource Facility in the city’s Point Breeze neighborhood housing the Archives Service Center and Digital Research Library, and the libraries of the Greensburg, Johnstown, Titusville, and Bradford campuses.


The University Library System (ULS) advances the University’s strategic priorities by direct engagement in the enterprise of knowledge creation, teaching, and learning on our campuses and beyond. Through our deep expertise, rich information resources, inviting facilities, and innovative services, we catalyze partnerships and inspire intellectual discovery, critical thinking, creative expression, the free flow of ideas, and the worldwide progress of knowledge.

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The University Library System (ULS) supports and enhances faculty and student productivity through its extensive collections, innovative Open Access publishing, and user-centered focus.

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What a day! Thank you to everyone who supported the @PittTweet community during #PDoG23. Together, we created something ...
Just a few hours left to make an impact during #PittDayofGiving! This year, we are highlighting a few of the funds that ...
Join the #PittDayofGiving ULS Board of Visitors Challenge, and help us reach 120 donors before midnight! Don't wait, giv...
Archives & Special Collections at Pitt is excited to announce that students, faculty, researchers, scholars, and the pub...
Thank you to all 123 of our #PDoG22 donors so far! Because of your support, we unlocked $12,500 in challenge funds from ...
The clock is ticking! We still need 12 more #PittDayofGiving supporters in order to unlock $12,500 in challenge funds do...
Will you be one of the 29? Your #PittDayofGiving support helps the Library unlock additional challenge funds, up to $12,...
Time is flying! Will you join the ULS 110 Donor Challenge and help us unlock $12,500 in additional funds for the Library...
From PittWire: The newest edition of the Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review, sponsored by the Honors College and published ...
Welcome back University of Pittsburgh students! We missed seeing you in the Libraries. If you’ve never visited us before...
The Hillman Reinvention continues, with floors 1 and 2 closing for approximately 18 months, beginning in July 2021. We a...
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