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Special Borrower Card

Pitt Students and Faculty

  • Pitt students and faculty can directly borrow books from participating colleges and universities
  • If you are a Pitt student interested in directly borrowing books from one of these places, stop at the Ground Floor Desk in Hillman Library and pick up a validation card These cards are free, but you need your University ID to get one
  • To borrow from CMU, Pitt students only need to present a valid Pitt ID and do not need the validation card

 

Students and Faculty from Participating Colleges and Universities

  • Students and Faculty from the schools listed below can get, free of charge, a Special Borrower's Card
  • Get this card from Hillman Library's Circulation Desk

For Students, you will need to present:

Your College/University ID

AND

Proof of Current Registration (Only one form of proof is necessary):

  • Registration for the current semester
  • Tuition statement for the current semester
  • A letter on proper stationary showing that you are a student in good academic standing for the , signed by an advisor, instructor, dean or other school administrator

For Faculty, you will need to present:

Your College/University Identification Card

Proof of current employment (Only one form of proof is necessary):

  • A current pay stub
  • A letter on proper stationary showing that you are currently employed by your institution, signed by a dean or other school administrator

​Participating Colleges and Universities

  • Carlow College 1
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Duquesne University 2
  • Franciscan University
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • La Roche College
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
  • Reformed Presbyterian University
  • Washington & Jefferson College
  • West Virginia University
 

 

Staff From Carnegie Mellon and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Staff from Carnegie Mellon University and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh are also eligible to receive, at no cost, a Special Borrower's Card by presenting to the Hillman Library Circulation Desk:
 
Your Employee/University Identification Card 
AND 
Proof of current employment 
 
Acceptable forms of proof of current employment (Only one form of proof is necessary) 
  • A current pay stub 
  • A letter on proper stationary showing that you are currently employed by your institution, signed by a dean or other school/human resource administrator
 

 

All Others

If you're currently not affiliated with any of the above-listed schools you can purchase a Special Borrower's Card at the Hillman Library Ground Floor Desk

  • The cost of the card is $50.00 for Pitt alumni 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, a notable exception
  • Only full-time circulation staff are permitted to issue a Special Borrower's card
  • For complete information please view our Special Borrower's Rules and Regulations pamphlet (PDF)

 

 

1Students, faculty and staff from Carlow College should check with Grace Library concerning borrowing of University Library System materials
2 Students, faculty and staff from Duquesne University should check with Gumberg library concerning borrowing of University Library System materials