Finding Books and Articles
Use PittCat to find the book or journal you need. If it's in the Law Library your liaison can get it for you. If it's not in the Law library, but it's available elsewhere in the University Library System, you can have it delivered by using Books to Go - email your library liaison with your request. Turnaround time is normally one or two days.
This service can be used for materials not available at Pitt. We are able to access the holdings of hundreds of libraries across the United States and can borrow books or have articles photocopied and delivered to you. An ILL request takes about two weeks to arrive unless a local library can supply the material. If you wish to locate materials in other libraries the Worldcat database has the catalog records of library holdings for most libraries in the US and many throughout the world.
Faculty Book Requests
If there is a book or journal that faculty need for research or teaching purposes the library may be able to purchase it for our collection or for faculty office use. Contact the Acquisitions & Serials Librarian for more information.
The Rare Book Room
Located on the 4th floor of the library, the Rare Book Room is kept locked with access provided by the librarians. We have a selection of works primarily from the 18th and 19th centuries all of which have been cataloged in PittCat. The room contains a large table for reading or note-taking; materials can also be charged out and taken to faculty offices.