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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 Horror Studies Collection obtains new materials from author Daniel Kraus

Daniel Kraus’ papers are the second major addition to the University Library System’s Horror Studies Collection.

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor

May 19, 2020

Desolate streets and closed storefronts may make Oakland feel pretty apocalyptic at the moment, but things are getting even spookier in Pitt’s special collections.

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.

No hot food for thought: Hillman enforces food policy

A sign in Hillman Library with the library's policy against hot food. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

By Sam Weber | For The Pitt News

April 19, 2018

After spending numerous hours on the ground floor of Hillman Library preparing for exams last week, Pitt junior psychology and chemistry major Geena Richards saw students getting turned away at the door by a new security guard. That’s when she remembered what her friends had told her the day before —...

Union supporters discuss intellectual property

Pitt Scholarly Communications Librarian Lauren Collister discusses the importance of funding to providing students with resources such as scholarly articles. (Photo by Divyanka Bhatia | Staff Photographer)

By Samuel Ruppert | For The Pitt News

March 21, 2018

The current campaign to create a faculty union at Pitt focuses on a host of issues, including job security, benefits and wages. Union supporters also want to figure out who owns the PowerPoints they make. A group of about 15 gathered in David Lawrence Hall Tuesday afternoon to have a panel discussion on int...

Professor lectures about black Pittsburgh

Larry Glasco, an associate professor at Pitt’s department of history, gave a lecture called “The Best of Times: Black Pittsburgh During WWII” Wednesday night in Hillman Library. (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)

By Katie Gingerich | For The Pitt News

February 22, 2018

Larry Glasco — a Pitt history professor who mainly teaches about race, caste and the African-American experience in Pittsburgh — said he rarely gets to speak on topics that go beyond “uninterrupted discrimination and oppression.” But during a lecture Wednesday afternoon, he had the chance to f...

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