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Archives & Special Collections currently has two reading room locations. A majority of the collections are stored at the Archives Service Center location in Point Breeze.  See below for information on how to contact us, hours, and directions to these locations.

Prepare For a Visit

You don’t need an appointment to visit us. However, it helps if you let us know that you’re coming so we can have material ready for you to use right away. Please visit Doing Research in Our Collections for information on policies and procedures for research. Please contact us with any questions!

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We’re open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. though sometimes our hours vary due to holidays. View Full List of Library Hours

Our Locations

A&SC at the Archives Service Center:

We are located on the second floor of the Library Resources Facility in Point Breeze, about 3 miles from the main campus.

7500 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Directions to Archives Service Center

  • Coming from campus? A shuttle runs hourly between Hillman and our building.
  • Coming by car? We have a small parking lot that’s free for researchers.
  • Coming by bus? The 67, 69, and 71C stop right near our building, on the corner of Penn and Braddock Avenues; if you don’t mind a little bit further of a walk, check out the 74, P1, P2, or P3.

A&SC at Hillman Library:

3960 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Ground Floor, Near the Cup and Chaucer (temporary location during renovation of 3rd floor)

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