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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

Current Awareness

Current Awareness Services are designed to alert faculty to recently published literature in their field(s) of specialization.

Routing Service

Faculty can have any Barco periodical subscription routed to their mailbox before being placed in circulation by emailing us.

Current Index to Legal Periodicals

The weekly Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP) is available via email; faculty who want to receive this can contact the eResearch & Technology Services Librarian.  
SmartCILP provides personalized e-mail delivery of lists of topical articles from CILP each week. Faculty can select individual legal subjects and/or journal tables of contents that are of interest to them; email for more info.

Other Current Awareness

Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg BNA, and many other databases provide subject matter email alerts; contact us if you'd like assistance.