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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 happy to help when you Ask A Librarian, whether it's via chat, phone, email, or in person.  No question is too large or too small!  

Quick Info

The Maggie Murph Café  on the 1st floor of Hunt is currently closed.

We now have  Bloomberg Terminals  on the 1st floor of Hunt and also at Sorrells.

You can print and scan in the Libraries.

PNC ATM 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 (See Tepper Copy Center, Tepper Quad Room 1214 for that 412-268-2281 for that)  but we do have scanners for you to use.

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

Group study rooms are in the basement and have whiteboards!  Whiteboard tables are also available in the basement! 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.

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 with envelopes, stamps, etc.

The Information Desk University Center also provides a lot of services, including commuter lockers, study rooms, lost and found, etc.

You can Ask A Librarian whenever you have a question.




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!     

Librarians are on campus and are available to help!

We can also Zoom with you if you prefer!



We Lend Tech!

All devices require a CMU ID and pick up is at the Circulation Desk.  Devices are available on a first-come, first served basis. Booking does not guarantee availability.  See what you can borrow:

Career Collection

The Career Collection is on the 2nd floor!! (by the water fountain). You can check out career books with your CMU ID card.  You can search with a  keyword and then just use the facets to limit to the Career-2 location or limit to e-book. Be sure to login to get full access to facets and online material!  And yes, you can check them out with your CMU ID card! Also take a look at the Career and Job Research Guide!

Video Collection

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

IDEATE@Hunt Collaborative Making Facility

Need Help? Contact Us!

If you have any questions or need additional help, please fill out the following form and a librarian will be in contact with you!

Library Services and Research Help Form

Other Reference Service Points

Hunt Library-Fourth Floor
Arts Reference  

Engineering & Science Library
Wean Hall-Fourth floor
Science and Engineering Reference  

Mellon Institute Library
Mellon Institute

Science and Engineering Reference  

University Archives
Hunt Library-Second Floor
University Archives