10/15 - InCites database access issue.

October 16, 2020

Update 10/16.  Access has been restored.

We are currently experiencing access issues for InCites database.  We are working with the vendor to return access. 

Planned maintenance may affect resources 9/13/2020

September 15, 2020

EZproxy maintenance is scheduled for 9/13/2020 at 4:00am. EST, through 6:00am.  This may affect access to online resources. 

Oxford University Press Resource Issue

August 21, 2020

8/19/2020 - Oxford University Press is currently experiencing server issues and is aware of the problem.  It is expected to be resolved by the end of business today. 

Remote access to AHA journals is currently unavailable

June 22, 2020

6/22/2020 - Resource is functional.

6/19/2020 - We are working with provider to restore access as soon as possible. 

Publishers continue commitment to combating COVID-19.

April 13, 2020

Publishers have announced an extended commitment to support the continued global response to the rapid worldwide spread of COVID-19

Sharing the worldwide concern about the spread and impact of COVID-19, publishers recognize the crucial role they can play in supporting the response to this crisis and advancing the research that will be critical in combating the virus. 

View the entire press release here



AccessSurgery currently unavailable - 1/6/2020

January 7, 2020

Update:  1/7/2020 AccessSurgery is now working.

Please note: AccessSurgery is currently unavailable. We are working to have access restored. (AccessMedicine & AccessPharmacy are both working fine)

Winter Recess Hours

January 6, 2020

Over Pitt’s winter break, Falk Library will have modified hours:

  • Monday, December 16: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 17: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 18: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 19: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Friday, December 20: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 21: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 22: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Monday, December 23-Wednesday, January 1: CLOSED
  • Thursday, January 2: 7 a.m-10 p.m.
  • Friday, January 3: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 4: Resume regular hours

Any Ask a Librarian questions received over winter recess (December 23-January 1) will be answered during regular library hours on January 2, 2020.

Renovations underway at Falk Library

December 12, 2019

A new Falk Library is on its way! Construction news, frequently asked questions, a preview of the new library spaces, and more are featured on the HSLS Construction website.

Women Physicians in WWI exhibit

March 6, 2019

Exhibit featuring historical photographs, books, and video depicting the American women who pioneered ways to practice as doctors during World War I, as presented by the American Medical Women's Association. On display in Falk Library’s upper floor until March 5, 2019.

Document Delivery Service Interruption - 2/28/2019 to 3/4/2019

March 4, 2019

Due to a software upgrade, Document Delivery service will be suspended at noon on Thursday, February 28, 2019.  Regular service will be resume at 8:00 am on Monday March 4, 2019.  If there is an emergency document delivery request during this time period, please contact