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Libraries reopen with limited capacity, hours

Hillman Library is open for students with capacity restrictions, increased disinfection and increased signage.

By Alice Tang, For The Pitt News

August 30, 2020

Pitt’s libraries will be open this semester, but they will look much different than they did before the COVID-19 pandemic. Changes include shorter operating hours and facilities only open to Pitt faculty and students, with all visitors required to wear masks and swipe their Pitt IDs to enter. The libraries opened last Monday, excluding the music and Frick Fine Arts libraries, which will open today.

Pitt to continue construction on ‘essential’ projects only

The construction project on Bigelow Boulevard, originally scheduled to finish in August, is now scheduled to be completed in October.

By Anushay Chaudhry, Staff Writer

August 23, 2020

The construction on Bigelow Boulevard is now set to finish its third and final phase in October. It originally had an August completion date, before Welcome Week for incoming first-year students.

Pitt library employees urge administrators to fully shut down facilities

Employees of Pitt’s University Library System said they have requested that the University temporarily close Pitt’s libraries.

By Jon Moss, News Editor

March 16, 2020

Employees of Pitt’s University Library System said they have repeatedly asked both the library and University administration in recent days to temporarily shutter the system in the wake of the global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, citing health concerns.

Hillman remodel to finish by 2023

Hillman Library’s renovations are aimed for completion by 2023.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

January 5, 2020

Pitt plans to remodel the second floor after the third floor opens, followed by the first and ground floors. Fourth floor renovations were completed in fall 2018. The renovations are targeted to be finished entirely by 2023.

Pitt community gathers to share their six-word stories

The Open Door Project hosted Six Word Stories: an Interactive Exhibit Monday, where visitors were asked to write about themselves in only six words.

By Maggie Young, Contributing Editor

November 7, 2019

About 15 people gathered Monday afternoon in the Amy E. Knapp room on the ground floor of Hillman Library for Six Word Stories: an Interactive Exhibit.

George A. Romero archive finds home at Hillman Library

George A. Romero on the set of “Knightriders,” filming near Pittsburgh in 1980.

By Sara Nuss, For The Pitt News

May 22, 2019

Known widely as the father of the modern zombie movie, George A. Romero and his legacy have risen again in recent years following the filmmaker’s death in 2017.

Hillman exhibit showcases stories of Ferguson

“Ferguson Voices” was created by students at the University of Dayton working in conjunction with PROOF Media for Social Justice to draw attention to problems of state violence and structural racism.

By Nithil Harris Manimaran, For The Pitt News

February 18, 2019

For the month of February, Hillman Library will be home to the Ferguson Voices: Disrupting the Frame, an exhibit commemorating the events that occurred in Ferguson, Missouri.

Hillman noise levels prompt complaints

The University completed renovations to the quiet floor of Hillman for the fall 2018 semester.

By Adaugoamaji Nwankpa, For The Pitt News

December 9, 2018

As finals season approaches, more and more students have been dissatisfied with the noise level at Hillman as they migrate there to do last-minute cramming.

Students recall strange Hillman sightings

Students recall strange Hillman sightings

By Julia Zenkevich, For The Pitt News

December 9, 2018

Hillman Library is a hub for finals week mania, filled with the stress of looming deadlines and Red Bull-fueled all-nighters.

LNAP offers pre-finals stress relief for students

Junior non-fiction writing and communication double major Abigail Tesfay (left) received a massage from a professional masseuse during Hillman’s “Long Night Against Procrastination” event Monday night.

By Emily Wolfe, Senior Staff Writer

December 4, 2018

On Monday night at Hillman, some settled in for a long winter’s LNAP — the “Long Night Against Procrastination.”

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