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Pitt updates building hours, requires ID for entry to all buildings

Pitt updates building hours, requires ID for entry to all buildings
October 8, 2020
Pitt modified many of its buildings' hours to budget for additional study spaces, according to University spokesperson Pat McMahon.

Libraries reopen with limited capacity, hours

Hillman Library is open for students with capacity restrictions, increased disinfection and increased signage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 6, 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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