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Special Borrower Card

Pitt Students, Faculty, and Staff

  • For direct borrowing from Carnegie Mellon University or Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pitt Students, Faculty, and Staff only need to present a valid Pitt ID at CMU or PTS Libraries.

Students, Faculty, and Staff from CMU

  • Students, Faculty, and Staff from Carnegie Mellon University need to present a valid CMU ID to obtain a ULS Special Borrower's Card free of charge.
  • Apply for this card at the Hillman Library Donald S. Wood Service Desk.

Students, Faculty, from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

  • Students and Faculty from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary need to present a valid PTS ID to obtain a ULS Special Borrower's Card free of charge.
  • Apply for this card at the Hillman Library Donald S. Wood Service Desk.

All Others

If you're currently not affiliated with Carnegie Mellon University or Pittsburgh Theological Seminary you can purchase a ULS Special Borrower's Card at the Hillman Library Donald S. Wood Service Desk.

  • The cost of the card is $50.00 for Pitt alumni*, $25.00 for current Pitt Alumni Association Lifetime Members (must have a current Pitt Alumni Association Lifetime Member card), and $100.00 for all others.
  • The card is valid for a period of one year, and DOES NOT permit access to most online electronic resources, with PITTCat+, the University's online library catalog. Contact the library about access to online Government Documents and resources.
  • Only full-time Hillman Library Service Desk staff are permitted to issue a Special Borrower's card
  • For complete information please view our Special Borrower's Rules and Regulations pamphlet (PDF)

If you are affiliated with an institution that participates in EZ Borrow you can place requests for ULS materials through your home institution. Faculty affiliated with EZ Borrow institutions may be able to borrow direct, please check with your institution for eligibility. Others can contact local libraries to inquire about available Inter-Library Loan services.

*Alumni status verified via Pitt Alumni Office: M-F 8:30am-5pm only.