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Welcome to the Reference Shelf

This guide will show you some of the general resources the University Libraries have to help you with your studies and research.  Other guides are available that are more subject specific.  If you need help with any question, or with starting your research, please don't hesitate to contact us.  We're always happy if you Ask A Librarian whether it's via chat, phone, email,  or in person.   No question is too large or too small!  We're always glad to help.




Quick Info

Have a quick bite at the Maggie Murph Café  on the 1st floor of Hunt

 KIC Click scanners!! 1st and 4th floors of Hunt, also at Mellon and Sorrells. Scan, then save, email or print!

PNC ATM on the 1st floor of Hunt Library!

Color printer is available on the 1st floor of Hunt Library!

We don't have lockers, but we do have group study rooms you can reserve.

We don't have a public FAX machine (go to the University Center  Information Desk for that), but we do have scanners on every floor for you to use.

PCs, black & white printers and scanners are in all libraries, color printers are  on the 1st and 4th floor of Hunt Library.

Group study rooms are in the basement and have whiteboards! Staff at the Circulation Desk will give you dry erase markers and erasers when you give them your CMU ID card.

Your CMU ID card is your library card, and here's how to find your Pin

We have a  Lost & Found at each Circulation Desk and there is also one at the University Center Information Desk.

Using snail mail?  The Post Office can help.

The Information Desk University Center also provides a lot of services, such as selling stamps, individual envelopes, informational brochures, etc.

You can Ask A Librarian whenever you have a question.

What's New

New and returning students, faculty and staff


to the University Libraries!! 

You can make an appointment with the Librarian for your department or school.  

We're happy to help you with your research or projects!        


Career Collection

The Career Collection is now on the 2nd floor!! (by the water fountain and around the corner) You can check out career books with your CMU ID card. FYI:  You can search and browse by using the Advanced Search - just change  the location to Career-2.  You can add a keyword to make your search more specific, or just click on Search and browse all titles in the Career Collection.  And yes, you can check them out with your CMU ID card! 


Video Collection

The Video Collection is NOW on the 2nd floor of Hunt Library!!    View DVDs, etc. for your classes. These must be used onsite.  

Don't confuse this with the Recreational DVD Collectionlocated on the 1st floor of Hunt Library- these can be checked out for 3 days! Request the recreational DVDs you want at the Circulation Desk.  

IDEATE@Hunt Collaborative Making Facility

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Hunt Reference
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Hunt Library
4909 Frew St.
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Other Reference Service Points

Hunt Library-Fourth Floor 412-268-7272

Engineering & Science
Wean Hall-Fourth floor 412-268-2427  

Mellon Institute
Mellon Institute