Collections Overview

Ranging from our printed books to datasets and cloud-based streaming content, the general library collection reflects the diversity of both the intellectual interests of the University community and the evolving resources needed to support those interests. The collections support the teaching and research needs of the University. Visit PittCat to search what we have and have access to.

The ULS seeks to maintain a balanced collection with global reach. We purchase content in many formats, including print and electronic books and journals, images, audio, visual media, maps and data. We also lease access to content when that meets the access needs of the campus. There is a library specialist assigned to each academic department. Please contact them whenever you have a question about library resources

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In addition to these materials, the University of Pittsburgh Library System’s Archives & Special Collections (A&SC) acquires and makes accessible archival records, manuscripts, personal papers and rare books, on many topics.