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Pittsburgh History: Archives, Libraries, and Museums

Covid Alert

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 and EZ Borrow (ways of getting materials we don't have from other libraries) may be affected by closure, staffing issues, etc. at the holding library.

Archives, Libraries, and Museums

Below is a list of some of the archives, libraries, and museums in Pittsburgh that are relevant to Pittsburgh history.  See Library Finder by the Allegheny County Library Association for a comprehensive list of libraries.  For a comprehensive list of history museums see Visit Pittsburgh's History Museums list.

History Librarian

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Sue Collins
Contact:
Sue Collins
Senior Librarian
109E Hunt Library
4909 Frew St.
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh PA 15213
Currently Working From Home