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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 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.

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