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Please Note: The University of Pittsburgh School of Law's Barco Library is OPEN during regular library hours for Pitt Law faculty and students only.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not open to Pitt users outside of Pitt Law; and we are not open to the public. If you have questions, please contact the reference desk at 412-648-1325 or


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Faculty Services

Faculty can contact their Barco Law Library liaison librarians for assistance with the following:


The Barco Law Library Faculty Services Handbook is available here for downloading by Pitt Law Faculty.  
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Library Research Fellows
The library has several law students known as Faculty Research Fellows who who serve as floating research assistants and can work on faculty research projects of a limited duration. We undertake assignments as varied as cite checking, searching for quotations and articles, and conducting surveys of judicial opinions. If you have a project you can submit it to us directly using the Faculty Research Fellows Intake Form. Or you can contact us for more information about the program.

Privileges for RAs and TAs
Faculty can arrange for RAs and TAs to have proxy patron library privileges allowing them to charge books in your name. Email the Circulation staff with the name of your research assistant. For Hillman Library proxy patron procedures, call 648-7800.