News/Announcements

HSLS Update Newsletter for November

November 3, 2021

The November issue of the HSLS Update newsletter is now available. Subscribe here.

Library Access with Pitt or UPMC ID

September 10, 2021

The DeSoto St. (2nd Floor) entrance to Alan Magee Scaife Hall is available during all library open hours upon showing valid Pitt or UPMC ID and wearing a mask. From the 2nd floor, proceed down the hall to the Falk Library entrance. The Terrance St. entrance (4th floor) of Alan Magee Scaife Hall is limited to daytime hours on Monday-Friday, ending at 6 PM. Weekend access is also available from Terrance St. from Saturdays 9:30 AM – 10 PM and Sundays 11 AM - midnight. From the 4th floor, take the elevators or stairs down to the 2nd floor to enter Falk Library.

Electronic Resource Intruption - 9/3/2021 - Elsevier

September 3, 2021

9/3/2021  Access restored

 9/3/2021, 2:20pm.  ClinicalKey, ScienceDirect, Scopus and Embase websites are currently unavailable due to an outage.  Elsevier is aware of the issue and are urgently working to restore access. 

EZproxy scheduled maintenance 7/21/2021

July 22, 2021

System maintenance for EZproxy service is scheduled to start at 2021-07-21 14:30 Eastern Time through 2021-07-21 18:00 Eastern Time which may very briefly affect access to our online resources.  

EZproxy schedule maintenance 5/19/2021

May 20, 2021

System maintenance for all data centers is scheduled to start at 2021-05-19 14:30 Eastern Time through 2021-05-19 18:00 Eastern Time which may very briefly affect access to our online services.

Ovid schedule maintenance 5/15/2021

May 18, 2021

System maintenance for Ovid essential infrastructure is scheduled on May 15th, 2021 between 6am and 2pm EST and may impact some services.

EZproxy schedule maintenance 4/11/2021

April 13, 2021

System maintenance is scheduled to start at 2021-04-11 00:00 Eastern Time through 2021-04-11 05:00 Eastern Time which may very briefly affect access to our online services. 

EZproxy schedule maintenance 3/17/2021

March 18, 2021

System maintenance is scheduled to start at 2021-03-17 14:30 Eastern Time through 2021-03-17 18:00 Eastern Time which may very briefly affect access to our online services. 

Planned maintenance may affect resources 3/8/2021

March 10, 2021

EZproxy maintenance is scheduled for 3/8/2021 at 1:00am. EST, through 3:30am. This may affect access to online resources.

PittNet VPN (Pulse Secure) Upgrade Scheduled for Feb. 27

March 1, 2021

PittNet VPN (Pulse Secure) will be upgraded during scheduled maintenance beginning at 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27. Users will be able to connect while maintenance is in progress, but their connections might be briefly interrupted during the maintenance period.