You must reserve a seat to study in the libraries. You must have a CMU ID card to enter.
Stacks are closed. All print materials can be requested:
Print Books: Contactless pickup. Find the item in the catalog, and use the request function in the catalog (be sure to be signed into the catalog. You'll see your name in the upper right hand corner if you are). You can also request a scan of part of or a chapter of a book. Use the scan request in the catalog. Videos: How to Request a Book and How to Request Digital Scans of Print Items.
Print journals: Find the journal issue in the catalog, and use scan request in catalog to get an article (be sure to be signed into the catalog. You'll see your name in the upper right hand corner if you are). Video: How to Request Digital Scans of Print Items.
Most academic libraries are restricted to use by their faculty, students, staff. Carnegie Public Library is closed to the public, with curbside and virtual services still available.
Interlibrary loan (getting materials we don't have from other libraries) may be affected by closure, staffing issues, etc. at the holding library.
We're so glad you've chosen Carnegie Mellon and the Engineering and Public Policy Department for your studies! Welcome to the campus, and welcome to a library guide that the EPP Librarians hope will be of help to you during your time on campus. Each department at Carnegie Mellon has a librarian who is responsible for providing specialized reference services, class instruction in library resources, and managing the book and journal budgets. Since EPP has policy, business, and engineering components, there are 2 librarians to help you with your research - Julie Chen works at the Engineering and Science Library in Wean Hall and Sue Collins works in Hunt Library (the Social Sciences and Humanities library, which also includes policy and business). Don't hesitate to ask for our help at any point in your career here.
The EPP Librarians (Julie and Sue) are here to help the EPP faculty, staff, and students with their teaching, research, and/or assignments. Along with our colleagues, we offer research consultations by appointment. We monitor the book fund, deciding which books to add to the collections. We also make research guides to help you understand some of the resources available to you, and can conduct instruction sessions on topics or particular resources upon request. We keep you abreast of library policies and procedures, and work to keep you informed of new library developments and resources.