Hillman Library (University Of Pittsburgh)

WEB: www.library.pitt.edu

PHONE: (412) 648-3330

The Hillman is the primary library for students, faculty and visiting scholars at the University Of Pittsburgh.

Commonly known locally as Pitt, the University of Pittsburgh is a state-related research university that began in 1787. The university is comprised of 17 undergraduate and graduate schools located in various buildings in the city’s Oakland neighborhood — effectively making it Pitt’s campus.

The Hillman is located on land donated by the Pittsburgh coal magnate Hillman family in the 1950s that bordered the legendary Forbes Field (1909-1971) baseball stadium. It was finally completed in 1968 and is an excellent example of mid-century design with a façade of Indiana Limestone and an interior warmed with teak and black metal. Among the more impressive aspects of the design are the floor-to-ceiling windows that are angled to blend in with the façade while still providing a flood of welcome natural light to the interior.

To better accommodate students, the library remains continuously open Tuesday through Thursday. On Sunday it is open 10:00 a.m. to Midnight; Monday, 8:00 a.m. to Midnight; Friday, Midnight to `0:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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    3960 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 United States